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.