(Mostly unidentified designers)
(above) Ireland 1954
"As with the New York Fashion Week, the 2010 London Week had fashion examples that ran the gamut from
beautiful to hideous. There are some lovely Pond examples, too numerous for The Pond updates; a Google search
will fill the bill fine. Right was in a New York Daily News report on the current London show. Nice dress and model
but what's with the stockings? Awful."
What Kristi likes to call an 'inverted crinoline.' Quite unique.
"Every hero needs a villain-an anti-hero-to exhibit and justify their heroic deeds. Evidently, this seems to be the case with this photo-creating an anti-crinoline facing upwards. While not traditionally girlish, the effect of the antipodal crinoline orientation would be very noticeable, and constantly reminding the wearer of the femininity of the super haute couture creation she is wearing. Thus it appears that creativity is not waning, and I like that idea!"
Not sure if this gown, sent byJohn N.,
is specifically a Spanish dance costume, or
merely a designer's use of the concept.
In any case, it is surely delicious!
Elizabeth Ann: "This is most likely 'a designer's use of the concept," like you've stated. Looks like a runway pose (and background), and the shoes are wrong for
dancing most cultural dances. (I've done ballroom dance in both gender roles, and I would never attempt Spanish dance in those heels!) Love that dress, though!"
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