Monday, May 16, 2011

"New" Bow

Sometimes, desires outweigh necessities...case in point, I just couldn't say no to this incredible late 1920s "bow" gown.  Uh, hello, Schiaparelli-inspired trompe-l'oeil front bow!?!?! Whaaaaaaa!

One of Schiaparelli's 1927 "trompe l'oeil" knit bow sweaters

My new "bow" dress, Nelson Bridge

22 comments:

Gemma said...

ooooo, now that;s something else... wowzers!

Sara said...

That's totally adorable gown! :)

Frollein von Sofa said...

oh my goodness, this dress is divine !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Katie said...

absolutely amazing dress!! soooo cool!

BaronessVonVintage said...

thanks!!! I almost fell out of my chair when I saw it. Miracle of miracles, it is supposed to be my exact size (hasn't arrived yet). Now I have to plan an outing worthy of this beauty!!!

Penny Dreadful said...

Oh. My. Gaaaaawd! How could you resist, it is amazing! xx

Hannah said...

Gorgeous dress, I would just wear that as soon as I got it never mind waiting for somewhere to wear it to hah x

Tickety Boo Tupney - A Dash OF Worcester Sauce. said...

Oh my, zing went the strings of my heart-That is ammmmmmazing!!!!
Tups x

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I think my heart skipped two beats xo

thatdamngreendress said...

oh my- I have such a trompe l'oeil addiction- the schiaparelli sweater is a holy grail for sure. This gorgeous dress is an amazing find!!

Dakota said...

Well hello, dream gown!! What an enchanting find; that trompe l'oeil bow is just to die for!!!

Miss Tami Lee said...

Uhm, I will be waiting with bated breath until you post a photo shoot with that absolutely amazing gown!

David and Sara Gormley O'Brien said...

Omg, I love Love LOVE that. Ghastley green with envy! I have dream of knitting a version of the Schiaparelli one day (pattern courtesu of the V&A) I can't wait to see the post of you modelling it!

garofit said...

Lovely dress indeed. Actually I like it a lot better than the famous jumper design.

Bella VonBluebell said...

That is a toatally stunning dress! Good job that the want outweighed the necessary here. x

Mrs. Exeter said...

What an absolutely stunning dress - I can't wait to see you in it :)

Lauren Hairston said...

Can't wait to see how you accessorize that gorgeous dress!

I actually have the Schiaparelli trompe l'oeil sweater in my Ravelry queue; I'm just a little afraid of the Armenian technique...

Debi said...

love, love, love, love, love!!!!!

BaronessVonVintage said...

wowee, thank you all! I promise to post pics of myself in it as soon as I'm able (unless I decide to save it for wear during a special deco weekend this fall)!!! xoxo

The Empress Nina said...

That's GORGEOUS. I have a picture of the Schiaparelli sweater on a human in one of my fashion books.

Tasha said...

Wow! That is gorgeous and so interesting! I can't wait to see what it looks like on you!

thevintagetraveler said...

This is what makes vintage fashion SO much fun!