More Pulp Fashion


After writing the post yesterday, I decided to see what Google had on images for both Isobelle and for Fortuny.  What a wonderful surprise!  Isobelle has been working on fashions of the last 500 years and has ones from different eras as well as the Fortuny ones.  This woman is so fascinating, I am astounded at the intricacy and detail of some of the work – she has done clothes in De Medici times, also looks as though she has done French Revolution fashions and one from Worth.

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This is one of the dresses at Bellevue – Char and I found it fascinating because we thought it was an over dress, turns out it is all one piece but we had to look closely.

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I love this one too – the colors are so rich, plus this is one of my favorite colors.

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This is how the gauzy, transparent paper looks.

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More of the dresses we saw.

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Then I checked out Mariano Fortuny and found the real thing.  This shows how the dress is meant to be stored.

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In the exhibit there were pictures of the actual gowns that the paper ones were based.

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They do hug your figure, which means they may not look as well on me – I willing to try one on and see how it looks.

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I like the hem of the top on this one.  Char remarked that with a shorter skirt, it would work well today.

Along with the dresses and jackets, she put some paper shoes in as well – after all, one must have matching shoes.

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Such a beautiful color!

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These boots are really something!

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Looks ready for a party with shoes, bag and is that a bracelet?

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Looks almost like tapestry.

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These a re a bit more like bedroom slippers.

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Then we find the more decorative shoes, ready for evening.

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Then comes outrageous!

I will admit I had forgotten what the exhibit was, but I knew I would have a great time with Char – I was not disappointed!

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2 Responses to “More Pulp Fashion”

  1. Charlotte Trayer Says:

    Thanks for the additional pictures, Liz!!

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