Friday, November 21, 2014

My Top 10 Christian Dior Favorites From 1951

OK, I am going to admit up front that I cheated a little on this post.  I couldn't narrow it down to only 10 designs, so I grouped a few designs together.

You will notice from these photos, that Dior had a thing for short jackets in 1951.  I want to make most of these outfits for my dolls.

Warning, I may use the word "love" too much.

First off, we have this beautiful confection of a gown, sigh.........
 What's not to love?

I love this dragonfly dress
This is Integrity Toys' Champs-Élysées Victoire Roux Doll her dress is inspired by Dior's dragonfly dress.  She was created by the brilliant doll designer Chris Stoeckel.   She is perfection, I don't own any Victoire dolls yet, but I don't really collect the 12" dolls.

 (Photo property of Integrity Toys)

 I included pictures of this dress because it is very similar to the dragonfly dress.


I love these short jackets.

 I also grouped the next two dresses with the short jackets together.

 I love the bow on the front of the jacket in this picture.

Love the fabric of this dress.

A colored photo of this dress with a coat, bonus!  I wonder if the sleeves are a part of a big bow.

 I am not sure if the muff is the same one with this green suit, but I love it.


Notice that all three of the outfits in this photo are my favorites?  Someone else has great taste too!


 Same bodice with a fuller skirt.

This stunning gown was recreated for Gene by JAMIEshow, I am thrilled to own this doll.  The dress is gorgeous.

( Photo by George Gonzalez)

( Photo by George Gonzalez)

Last but not least, is this gown.

The last three photos are from "Le Petit Théâtre Dior - Making of "Mexique" dress".  To see this video click here.  Be prepared to swoon if you love Dior, miniatures, and sewing.  I want to see this exhibition sooooooo bad!

Monday, November 10, 2014

My Top 15 Designs From 1950 By Other Designers

I couldn't narrow this collection down to 10, so in no particular order, here are my favorite 15 designs by Gres, Desses, Griffe, Piguet, Schiaparelli, Lanvin, Ricci, Montaigne, Rochas, Patou, Heim, and Paquin.

I love the cut-out front of this jacket.

I love the fur trim on both of these outfits, especially the fur on the bottom of the skirts.

 Of course what's not to love about a beautiful lace dress?

This dress is very similar to a Dior dress from the same year.

Love the collar and the length of this jacket/coat.


 Buttons and lambswool!

I really need to find a source for some faux lambswool that would work for the dolls.

I don't know how Desses made this suit with the rounded stripes, but it is awesome!

You can add hip bows to my list of things that I have a "thing" for.

and of course I can't get enough of leopard fur.  LOVE!!!!!!