Saturday, August 6, 2011
Dress of the Day: Louiseboulanger, Evening dress
Dress of the Day: Louiseboulanger, Evening dress (1926). This one is a collection of powerhouses! Photo by Edward Steichen of Marion Morehouse, Mrs. e.e. cummings. This moire gown has an open back characteristic of Louise Boulanger's style, the allure of which is accentuated by the hair gathered in a full bun grazing the nape of the neck. A large bow creates a bustle-like effect ending in a falling panel behind the rest of the skirt, which is in a classic 1920s below-the-knee length. I love how Steichen's photography captures so much texture - it's a rich image.