Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Noir Valley

Vintage Jacqueline de Ribes dress, necklace (worn backward) & bangles. Studded belt. Fenton Fallon necklace (worn as headpiece). Prada shoes.
Inspiration: Hubert de Givenchy's little black dress designed for actress Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
I never thought of myself as the black dress-type, but perhaps that's because I never found The One until now... My Jacqueline de Ribes dress & I met by chance at an estate sale in CT; the Saks Fifth Ave label reveals it belonged to a lady of a certain age & style. Ms. Ribes is a French designer, socialite & member of the International Best Dressed List; her clothing is characterized by discreet grandeur, such as this simple shift par excellence. The frock fit perfectly off-the-rack (which was lucky because usually I have to tailor my vintage finds - I don't shop by size but by beauty). This short sleeve dress has an elasticized waist & the ultimate 1980s ruched bubble hem; I played Punk Princess in a studded belt, backward pearl necklace & sparklefest necklace-cum-headband.

1 comment:

  1. That headband is GORGEOUS!!! Love the way you used the necklace backwards to spice up that pretty black dress!



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