Sunday, December 4, 2011

Victoriana a la Tom Ford

The holidays have started and I have very little time for sewing... but I do have time for shopping! And yesterday I saw the most gorgeous gowns in Tom Ford, from his Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. Don't they look so inspired by the turn of the century. Probably more Edwardian than Victorian, but so fab! All the millions of buttons were actually little beads covered in thread. The gowns appeared to be sheer lace and net over slips, and the gown on the left had some very turn of the century beaded applique. 

Coming back into fashion? One can only hope :)

Here you can see the above right dress in action. Victoria's Secret model Candace Swanepoel wears it at the Moet & Chandon Etoile Awards.

Candice Swanepoel. Image via @CandiceEgypt

Candice with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Image via @CandiceEgypt

The Tom Ford dresses seem very reminiscent of these antique dresses, all for sale at Vintage Textile:

Beaded tulle evening gown, c. 1910

Beaded black lace dress, c. 1918

Chantilly lace gown, c. 1905

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