Sorry for being scarce lately: I've been a bit too preoccupied with various things (including my birthday tomorrow [if you knew how old I actually am going to be, you'd see why this is preoccupying me!!] and another neat bit of vintage-related news that I cannot reveal just yet) to sit down and construct a coherent post. Anyway, I felt so inspired while browsing one of my birthday presents, which is the book Lucien Lelong by Jacqueline Demornex that I thought I'd share a few images. Lucien Lelong was one of the most important fashion and parfume designers of the 20s and 30s in France, but if you've never heard of him, you are not alone. Demornex's point in her book is that, while Chanel has been immortalized, Lelong has sort of disappeared into obscurity. It's a shame, really, because his creations are DIVINE (my favourite is that gorgeous gal in the white hat and striped dress, which is the book's cover image as well, though you may notice I've just taken that second to last image as my new profile image. Very baronial)!! Side-note: most of those bathing suits shown in my earlier Hoyningen-Hune post were Lelong designs!!
Tee hee...how did THAT get in here? This is one of my most cherished dresses. While it doesn't have a Lelong label in it, I am certain it was inspired by Lelong's designs.