Here we go down the garden path of random beauties and oddities I call Scatter.
First up today is this quietly sensual and timelessly lovely dress by Madame Gres, who was in her time considered the absolute master of this sort of goddess dressing. Working mostly in solid color and almost always in silk crepe, as here, she created clothes that thoroughly transcend time, place and station. This white crepe gown is a masterwork, particularly for those unusual gathered sleeves, which in someone else's hands might have been a failure.
Studded leather has significant connotations when we hear those words spoken or see them printed. We get instant images in our heads of what that might look like. We would be unlikely to envision this though. I like this for two reasons. One; it breaks that stereotype about studded leather and takes it somewhere else both visually and contextually. Two: I love that the designer took the notion of a western wear shirt, and using the very snap studs that go into making such shirts covered the entire surface with them, making something entirely new.
More scattered stuff next week!