Revisiting the Art of the Peacock: A Golden Age, Fashion & Fantasy, 1894-1920, Part One

In this three part series, The Art of Dress will explore the influence of one of the world’s most beautiful birds, the peacock, and one of its “Golden” ages of influence on fashion from 1894-1920. The brilliantly colored body and iridescent feathered train of the peacock—the male of the peafowl pavo species—has ensured its status as … Continue reading Revisiting the Art of the Peacock: A Golden Age, Fashion & Fantasy, 1894-1920, Part One

The Art of Bouchra Jarrar, Spring 2015 Couture – A Return to the Roots of Haute Couture

There are some who consider Bouchra Jarrar’s approach to haute couture outdated—day clothes and minimal theatricality? That seems awfully reminiscent of the stuffy haute couture of a bygone era— when designers like Mainbocher, Elsa Schiaparelli or later King Cristobal Balenciaga and Christian Dior reigned over their salons and presided over the women they dressed. Haute … Continue reading The Art of Bouchra Jarrar, Spring 2015 Couture – A Return to the Roots of Haute Couture