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Pink and blue embroidered ‘cut-off ballgown’ with black trousers Raf Simons for the House of Dior, 2012 Chosen as Dress of the Year 2012 by Vanessa Friedman Fashion Museum Bath

Raf Simons for Christian Dior Haute Couture, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for "The New Dior Couture", the Fall/Winter 2012 Collection. (The floral wall back drop by Parisian florist Eric Chauvin).

Black vintage Dress

Mariya- bridesmaid suggestion Black vintage dress - love the simple black but this would also make a great shape for a pattern - show this to a tailor

Blue figured silk evening dress with gold net sleeves and train embroidered in gold metal strip and decorated with blue gems and tassels, 1911.Worn by Esme Giffard (née Wallace), daughter of Lucile, to celebrate the Coronation of King George V in 1911 and later altered for a Ball in 1919

A day with Marimekko design - exhibition photos

marimekko exhibition vintage fashion style color photo print ad model magazine mod 60s mini dress red yellow green black

Couture Fashion Week Street Style

"Couture Fashion Week in Paris: Street Style Slide Show," The New York Times (July 2014). Photo by Lee Oliveira.

Absent in Sports: Designer Fashion

Vanessa Friedman, "They Need to Get in the Game Absent in Sports: Designer Fashion," The New York Times (2 July 2014). There is precedent here: in 1920 Suzanne Lenglen wore the couturier Jean Patou for her win at the Antwerp Olympic Games; just over a decade later, Lilí Álvarez wore a Schiaparelli trouser skirt at Wimbledon. Image: Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon and Stella McCartney’s 2012 Olympic uniforms.