Saturday, March 01, 2008

J'adore Trompe l'Oiel...

I can't even begin to describe how much I adore the use of trompe l'oiel in fashion and how often I've snuck a printed sailor collar or faux bow tee into many a collection, which makes the latest from Sonia Rykiel pretty much my new favorite thing ever:

Semi-reminiscent of those ever-covetable vintage Roberta di Camerino dresses:

And of course the magical Miss Elsa Schiaparelli, who most surely started it all with these sweaters: the 1920s, no less!

Some other recent favorites in the genre are these perspex bowties and be-bobbled peter pan collars by longtime favorites Tatty Devine:

And this assortment of translucent acrylic buttoned up Victorian finery from Paraphernalia:

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