Friday, December 2, 2011

Art Deco party dresses





I'm a great fan of the "Hercules Poirot" television mysteries based on Dame Agatha Christie's novels, and can rewatch episodes many times over for their wonderful styling of art deco furnishings (his office), houses (certain hotels and homes for the wealthy) and of course, costumes. Designers have picked up on the Deco look for 2012, in part, because of the Woody Allen comedy, "Midnight in Paris," and the homage to silent movies, "The Artist" coming to an Oscar ceremony near you soon. Here's how it looked on the catwalk, (above.)
The Burda design in December's issue above captures certain elements in these dresses, e.g. the waist-less boyish silhouette, the pleated frill of the last dress, the geometric plastron effect of the second, the linear contrasts in all of them. What might you do with this design using Deco colorways and gleaming fabrics of silver, black, champagne and gold?

4 comments:

  1. You have such great taste, I love those! I wasn't convinced by the Burda version but if one changed the embellishment I can see it working.

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  2. I love the photos of the dresses you've posted, especially the first and last. I can see the pattern working if you used something dazzling for the centre panel.

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  3. I love the Art Deco vibe and am also a great fan of Mr. Poirot! My BF and I often watch a couple of episodes on friday night after the kids have gone to bed. I too adore his furniture and the whole vibe! :-)Thanks for posting a great idea on how to make that particular Burda dress work. Like Cyberdaze I didn't really see much potential in it, before now. :-)

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  4. I don't have the Dec issue but I sure wanted it after seeing that dress made up in red here.

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