Schiapparelli was born in a family of aristocrats of Italian origins, descendants of the Medici family. At a certain point, she transferred to New York, and then to Paris, where she encountered Paul Poiret, whose garments inspired her to become a designer. She began as a freelancer designing sports garments. Her first international recognition arrived when designing a knit pullover with a white trompe-l’oel bow motif, being featured in American Vogue.
The leather dress is offering a pinch of strong appeal and sexuality!
A dress made of natural leather (or eco-leather) is a special garment. It is a fashion statement, giving the woman a secure and powerful look, demonstrating strength and a certain status, and looking confident and sexy.
The best choice for young long-legged Ladies!
In 1951, the Spanish designer Cristobal Balenciaga presented a cocktail balloon dress, completely changing the usual silhouette of a women’s dress.
A luxurious look for powerful independent women knowing they are valuable!
Sometimes, popular TV series create new trends in fashion and in interior design, becoming a cult, which sometimes may be “a moment of glory”, a fast-burning trend for a season or two, or other times, it can become “timeless” and create history.
This dress style was made for leisure time and casual style wardrobes.
The T-shirt dress made of good quality softly knitted cotton is one of the best and most comfortable style dresses for the summertime! Its shape is simple and lightweight, gives youthfulness. Makes a woman feel stylish even when going to the beach or for grocery shopping.
Looking through historical archives and books on fashion history, we encounter this silhouette dress on ladies of high society in France from the XVIII century. But true popularity it gained at the court of the English Queen Victoria when ladies started to sew it over the dress body top. Then for a long time this silhouette was forgotten.
It was reborn in the Forties of the last century thanks to Cristobal Balenciaga, being of Spanish origins, he used this application detail (called later “basque”), which to be honest, was a detail applied on men garments from the region of Basque, in Spain. Later, in 1947, Christian Dior borrowed this element to create his timeless “New look” style dress. Since then, a dress with such application detail was mainly associated with these two big couturier designers. Today it has a new vibe, more statuary and architectonical, and one of the most recent designers that brought the BASQUE/PEPLUM dress on-trend in the Fashion House Givenchy, look at the runways for SS-2022 ready-to-wear collection.
After a terrible II World War, women were happy to return wearing feminine dresses with floating skirts and romantic prints (Dior style). But then a decade passed, and by the end of the Fifties, the love for sophisticated cuts and romantic dresses was going to an end. Women were looking for something new, different - modernistic, minimalistic, and easier-styled dresses.
It is the dress that states versatility and elegance at once.
The KAFTAN dress, or the TUNIC dress, is the same loose-fit style dress with opened neck, usually made of linen or silk. This style of dress is unmistakably related to the Orient, where hot climates require wearing airy and comfortable garments.