18th Century dress at the Metropolitan Museum (left) / me on Halloween as Marie Antoinette
Probably not. I don't know if I could deal with the corsets! Maybe I would like to be an independent, modern girl of the 1920s...
dress: Jeanne Lanvin, 1927
Photo Credit: Chicago History Museum
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel in 1926
Photo Credit: guardian.co.uk
Nah, I couldn't handle prohibition! A girl has the right to enjoy a glass of wine or two, doesn't she? I think I would prefer the Hollywood glamour of the 1930's and 1940's. Famous costume designer Adrian could be my personal stylist!
Designer, Elsa Schiaparelli in the 1930's
Photo Credit: by Man Ray from the book Couture by Caroline Rennolds Milbank
Or, I could get groovy in the 1960's by wearing some Andre Courreges. Yeah, baby! Maybe I could even put the "grrrr" in swinger. Take that Austin Powers!
Pierre Cardin, 1968
Photo Credit: AP/Worldwide Photos
1960's aluminum tunic, Paco Rabanne
Well, I missed all of those time periods and I grew up in the fabulous 80's. Lucky me!
Thierry Mulger (left) and Claude Montana (right), circa 1987
both pictures from my personal archives (i.e. ripped out of Vogue)