Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus inspires more than the name of Paris-based Coperni. Designers Sébastian Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant are revolutionaries in their own right, creating pieces that are at once artful and enduring. “We want our clients to have an emotional connection to our pieces, and we won’t achieve that by making collections that fall out of fashion after a season,” says Vaillant.
Metallic brocade evening coat, ca. 1925-30. Pattern reminiscent of Weiner Werkstatte school of design This would match straight tubular dress worn underneath. Pattern incorporates pools of reflective threads surrounded by matte areas, characteristic of Art Deco style. Smith College Historic Clothing