Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Mrs Harris Goes To Paris

What does Mrs Harris see when she arrives?

'They came in satins, silks, laces, wools, jerseys, cottons, brocades, velvets, twills, broadclothes, tweeds, nets, organzas, and muslins-

Dior Venus

They showed frocks, suits, coats, capes, gowns, clothes for cocktails, for the morning, the afternoon, for dinner parties, and formal and stately balls and receptions.

They entered trimmed with fur, bugle beads, sequins, embroidery with gold and silver thread, or stiff with brocades, the colours were wondefully gay and clashed in daring combinations;


the sleeves were long, short, medium or missing altogether. Necklines ranged from choke to plunge, hemlines wandered at the whim of the designer.'

Dior Spring 2010
'armfuls of frilly, frothy garments in colours of plum, raspberry, tamarind, and peach, genetian-flower, cowslip, damask rose, and orchid...'

Dior Fall '08

1 comment:

  1. what gorgeous pictures and beautful words. I'm reallyenjoying your way of celebrating Paris in July. Thanks for the Mrs Harris posts.


Ooh how lovely more stripes on the page...
Thank you for taking the time.