Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Dress of the Day - July 1, 2011

Dress of the Day: Molyneux, Evening Ensemble (1950-51). Captain Edward Molyneux (1891-1974) was a British fashion designer who presided over his own couture house in Paris from 1919-1950, with branches in London, Cannes, and Monte Carlo. Captain was his rank in WWI. Royals, actresses, and socialites sought his understated yet breathtakingly elegant designs.
This silk evening ensemble is strapless, with a full peplum which extends all the way around. A large chartreuse sash provides dramatic asymmetry. The bodice is alluringly scooped in the back.

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