11.22.2012

The 1920's meets modern art

Wish exchange dandelion by Ling He.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving! Yesterday was my first day off, so I stopped by one of my favorite places in the city, The Mattress Factory Art Museum.

This outfit seems like the sort of thing that a sporty college girl would have worn in the 1920's. I'm especially fond of the sweater, because it reminds me of Elsa Schiaparelli's trompe-l'oeil bow sweater from 1927. Every so often, vintage-loving bloggers who I admire post unbelievable things that they stumble upon--like original Dior "New Look" dresses--and it's my crazy dream to one day encounter a Schiaparelli garment stuffed into the back of a closet at an estate sale. I'm totally aware that it will probably never happen, but when you get up at 5:00 AM on a Saturday to stand in line in the dark for an hour or more, you need some motivation.

Left: Student archer Margaret F. Fleming at Mount Holyoke College, 1925 (Source). Right: Rope fire drill at Smith College, 1920-1939 (Source).

Elsa Schiaparelli bow sweater (Source).


Detail from Written Room by Parastou Forouhar.

Outfit details:
Anthropologie sweater
1940's skirt via Hey Betty!
Thrifted T-strap heels

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