Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
This amazing dress was created by costume designer Travis Banton, for Marlene Dietrich’s role in the 1932 film Shanghai Express. The costumes for the movie were specially created to diffuse light, as it was a breakthrough film using tungsten lighting techniques. The feathers draw the attention to Dietrich’s facial features so there is a lot of contrast and she appears very dramatic.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
The 1950s silhouette is set to be huge this season, with most designers swapping the 90s body-con look for flattering tea dresses in gorgeous floral fabrics. So put on your Sunday best, gloves and parasol included, and be transported back in time! Have a great Sunday x
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
1970s Chloe ad
Kate Bosworth in Chloe
Chloe Spring Summer ad
Chloe Spring 2010
Founded by Gaby Aghion in 1952, Chloe was the first luxury ready-to-wear fashion house, as all the established fashion houses of the time were based around Haute Couture. Chloe closed a gap in the market for those who wanted to wear high quality designer garments but could not afford made-to-measure, and caused the couture houses to react immediately by producing their own ready-to-wear ranges. Over the years Chloe has been headed by a number of influential designers including Karl Lagerfeld during the 70s and Stella McCartney in the late 90s, and has been worn by many famous faces including Jackie Kennedy, Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly. The garments are soft, feminine and flattering with a bohemian feel, while the accessory lines of shoes and bags have been extremely popular due to their wearability and versatility.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
As Melbourne Spring Fashion Week comes to a close and our own Australian designers breathe a sigh of relief after successful catwalk shows, we thought this picture, from a Valentino runway show, would be the perfect way to finish the weekend. We love the luxurious surroundings in this image, as well as the model's beautiful peach and pale pink gown, as always a stunning Valentino creation.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This gorgeous Vogue image from the 1940s makes getting dressed up for a Saturday night look very glamourous! We love the model's beautiful polka-dot gown, especially since spots are going to be a very popular trend this coming season. Have a great Saturday night x
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Jean Bousquet with a model wearing his early designs
Cacharel Ad Campaign Spring 2008
Lily Cole modelling for Cacharel
Cacharel Spring Ready to Wear 2010
The French fashion brand of Cacharel was founded in 1962 by Jean Bousquet, who, as the son of a sewing machine salesman, was involved in the world of fashion from an early age and was inspired to create Cacharel after training as a tailor. The brand first received international attention after an Elle cover and the launch of their seersucker blouse style in 1963. Cacharel is recognised for its young, bright, colourful collections comprising of light, feminine styles, and has also had great success with their fragrances (such as 'Anais Anais') which have been represented by famous faces including Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen.
Monday, September 6, 2010
CLOSET Melbourne is very excited to announce the launch of our beautiful new website www.closetmelbourne.com including our online store! Featuring gorgeous garments and accessories, and specialising in both vintage and modern designer fashion, our website will be consistently updated with new products sourced from around the globe including amazing items from luxury labels such as Dior, Givenchy, Chanel and more. We will also be keeping you in the know about any upcoming events, including our exciting 'Fashion Through The Decades' celebration in November (please see the website for further details). Please visit us soon! x