Thursday, July 30, 2020
VARIATIONS ON A THEME
From the Dioresque Collection, my perennial favorite. has to be The MARILYN DRESS. It's so 1950s in an allover Chantilly lace with a halter bodice. I bring out a different variation on this beauty about once every couple of years. The lace version above is definitely in the spirit of Christian Dior complete with net gloves and horsehair picture hat.
The below variation is as close to the Travilla version created in 1955 for Marilyn Monroe when she starred in The Seven Year Itch. This one is a white crepe (sans the pleats) with generous yards of circular skirt.