Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Dress of the Day - July 7, 2011
Dress of the Day: Lucien Lelong, 1937. Jewels by Bijoux Boucheron. Lelong was one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, and Hubert de Givenchy are among the designers who trained and worked with him. Lelong was the first designer to open a ready-to-wear line, and built a thriving perfume division. During World War II, he was President of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne, and was instrumental in preventing the Nazis from forcing the French fashion industry to move to Berlin.
This striking photograph captures the luxury of Lelong's style. I will show more of his pieces soon. This gown shows the sinuous, bias cut of the 1930s, but it is also timeless.
Do you think it looks modern?