All posts tagged: Callot Soers

Rate the Dress: Callot Soeurs sheers in 1907

Last week the mantua in very large Spitalfields silk came very close to a perfect score (or at least as perfect as we’re likely to get with so many voters!).  But some of you thought the print was a little big, and some of you thought the sleeves were a little blocky, and some of you didn’t like it because it wasn’t your period.  (Hmmmm…..not sure how I feel about that last reason…) So it came in at a 9.1 out of 10.  Still quite impressive! I’m not sure why I picked the following dress for this week’s ‘Rate the Dress’, except that I saw it an immediately said “Rate the Dress.  Next week.  That one.” So this one it is: It’s sea green over nude.  It has layers of sheers and pintucks and embroidery and sashes and overskirts and trims and poofs.  It speaks to me, but I just can’t put my finger on what it is saying. So what do you think?  Did I subconsciously pick it because it is controversial, stunning, hideous, …

Rate the Dress: Extremely green in 1919

Despite the difficult rust colour  of last weeks 1840s dress you quite liked it, and thought it one of the best examples of its era.  It rated a quite fabulous 9.2 out of 10. This week I thought I should pick something a bit brighter: This end of the ‘teens dress from the Metropolitan Museum of Art is all chartreuse velvet and gold lace.  Do you like the bold colours and the transition from Directorie revival to the 20’s silhouette?   Or is it too garish, and neither one period nor the other? Rate the Dress on a Scale of 1 to 10