Post-Christmas features often include suggestions about what to wear on New Year's Eve. Yet, quite often, daydreaming about a special party frock by picking it out of old magazines or exhibition catalogue makes you feel much better than actually going out and look for something special you can't find or just can't afford.
I've been carrying out this exercise and my personal choice for tonight would be this black silk organza evening gown wth square trail by Madeleine Vionnet. The dress was entirely covered in pink degradé sequins (note: some sequins also came in different sizes, so the degradé effect was actually doubled up) applied by Lesage's atelier.
There is actually a secret behind this dress: Lesage didn't just apply the sequins on the dress, but also coloured them. The pale/intense/shocking pink and fuchsia shades were obtained at the atelier with special dye baths that allowed Lesage's artisans to obtain the exact shades of colour they needed.
Since they are a great source of light, sequins were often employed for glamorous gowns donned by famous actresses on the big screen. These gowns with their thousands of star-like sequins that shone in an irresistible way were capable of making many Cinderellas sitting in the audience dream about a different and better life. This is also Irenebrination's New Year's wish to all its readers: a better life for each and every one of us. Have a lovely New Year's Eve.
Please note: the content and title of this post do not obviously refer to the current Maison Vionnet, unfortunately fallen roughly a month ago in the hands of rich charlatans.Member of the Boxxet Network of Blogs, Videos and Photos
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