For this week’s Daphne Wednesday I’m featuring the stupendous navy blue dress by Christian Lacroix and black silk taffeta jacket with silver eagle epaulets by Alexander McQueen, from the “Dandyism” section of the exhibit Daphne Guinness, now on view at The Museum at FIT. I hope when the exhibit’s catalog comes out later this month there will be more details about the pieces on display. I am especially curious to know what metal the epaulets are made of and how much each one weighs.
The blue of this Lacroix dress is gorgeous. In the photo below, notice the pleating in the bodice.
The eagle epaulets in closeup. You can make out the eagle’s head on the right, with the eyes and beak facing the mannequin’s hair. Amazing! More of Alexander McQueen’s artistry at work.
Daphne Guinness is on view through January 7, 2012.
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