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Pick A Decade

Yesterday's post about costume design got me thinking-- if I had to choose a decade that I would like to have lived and experienced in terms of fashion, which would it be?  Would I prefer the cumbersome, yet ornate dresses of the 18th Century as in Milena Canonero's designs for the film, Marie Antoinette?

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:

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

Mainbocher, 1936
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)


  1. You outright skipped the 70s! I think the 60s works best for me. But you make an adorable M. Antoinette.

  2. I could live with the '70s...Ossie Clark!

  3. I remember when Mugler and Montana were all over Vogue. Those looks are so cool—reminiscent of the '40s while being thoroughly modern at the time.

    I think you looked great as M.A.! The short version is really the way to go.