All posts tagged: 1939

Rate the Dress: Making Music with Schiaparelli

Either I have lost my ability to find pictures of non-attractive historical frocks, or y’all have gotten soft in your ratings, because you like everything I have been showing you.  Cabanel’s young lady rated an 8.8 out of 10 (it would have been a nine, but she lost out for the limp lace), and the lady in red rated an 8.4 out of 10. Will a 20th century frock continue the winning streak?  Or will Schiaparelli be a step too far? Schiaparelli’s designs can never be accused of not being brave, and her 1939 music inspired collection was no exception.  This particular evening dress features musical notes embroidered in metallic thread, matching gloves, and a music box belt buckle. What do you think?  Would the dress help a pretty girl to be like a melody, or is it a bit out of tune? Rate the Dress on a scale of 1 to 10