Yves Saint Laurent’s Russian collection from 1976 is so dreamy.
Love the masculine/feminine play of this Edward Steichen shot from 1927. This was the equivalent of a sportswear article back in the day…
Loving this jewellery by Charlotte Chesnais that seems to arabesque round the wearer.
The iconic image for a Madame Gres dress would have to be one of her white, neoclassically-draped numbers, though in fact she made them in both deep teal and scarlet red as well. This is a halfway house; still in white but in a style hinting at a sari.
Hooray for a chance to eat haggis and cut a caper at a ceilidh!
If all tartan dresses could be like this I’d wear them more often.
Also, whilst following Kate Strasdin’s Instagram feed this year I’ve noticed that the outfits that appeal the most are those with colour and pattern (sure), but where the shapes might be quite simple and the detail is in the tailoring and use of a single fabric cut against itself to form a pattern.
Liking this range from Hades wool, which reminds me a lot of Tessa Perlow’s work.
This air stewardess outfit (!) is from the Instagram feed of the Goldstein museum, and what really cracks me up is that my primary school uniform was basically a maroon and olive green version of this. I hated it (the winter style was very Dr Spock, to be fair), but now I love it!
By Callot Souers, during the First World War. Plenty room for eating roast potatoes and still looking stylish.
Totally loving these great OTT earrings from Katerina Makriyianni.
Instant style with a plain outfit, tick.