Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Daphne Wednesdays No. 4

A cream-colored Valentino suit, left, a Chanel jacket on the right.

For this week’s Daphne Wednesdays, I wanted to share with you this cream-colored Valentino suit and blouse, of cotton, wool and silk, from the “Chic” section of Daphne Guinness, now on view at The Museum at FIT.


I loved it in the beginning of the documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor when Valentino tells a reporter “I know what women want. They want to be beautiful.”

Exactly. This suit exemplifies that ideal and I adore everything about it, from the color to the fabric to the A-line skirt.


Also note the gorgeous peacock blue ribbon with crystal brooch at the neck, not Valentino, I’m sure, but a personal touch of Daphne’s, which sets the whole look off. A recent profile of her in The New Yorker mentioned “she might accessorize a jacket with a diamond pin attached to the inside of the collar, so that it reflects a discreet, flattering light on her face.”


Daphne Guinness is on view through January 7, 2012.

The Museum at FIT

Seventh Avenue and 27th Street
New York NY 10001-5992
212-217-4558
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: Noon-8PM
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and legal holidays
Admission is free

12 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Both are just fabulous...thanks for your coverage, Jill!!

jill815 said...

Hi Pam, thanks for your nice compliment. I hope you will cover the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibit coming to Dallas next month. I don't think I can make it there to see it.

Veshoevius said...

I love that dandyish grey tweed jacket on the right!

sacramento said...

Sooooooooooooo wonderful I love the back jacket at the back too.
When do you think is the best month of the year to visit New York: not too cold or hot or rain???
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fashionoverfifty said...

I'm eyeing that black bolero jacket in the back too! Altho, I must say that fabric is fascinating on the white.
Jill, you asked about my nail polish on my post? I threw it out--it chipped so badly after a few days. Pretty color but not good...

Serene said...

Jill, I LOVE Valentino and the fact that he said women want to be beautiful only makes me love him more! He GETS us!!!! Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog regarding my Steve Jobs post....actually, that speech really hit a nerve with me and was/is EXACTLY what I'm needing at this point in my life. I was tickled that you felt the same. Something tells me (from these brief exchanges) that we are kindred spirits! Have a great weekend!! ~Serene

dina vanessa mercado said...

soo love that valentino outfit!!! fabulous!!! wish i could have that on my closet... enjoyed your blog.. following you now...hope you could visit my blog too.. kissess!!!


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jill815 said...

Hi Veshoevius, I'm posting a picture of the tweed jacket this Wednesday. It's Chanel!

jill815 said...

Hi Sacramento, I think two of the most beautiful months in NYC are April and October. They can have their unexpected moments (I once ran a race in the snow in April!), but mostly they are gorgeous, particularly October of course. Autumn in New York!

jill815 said...

Hiya Paula, another vote for the Chanel jacket, it's going up as part of this Wednesdays Daphne-fest! I hope you can find a similar shade of purple polish. That color was particularly wonderful on you.

jill815 said...

Hi Serene! Did you see that great interview last night on '60 Minutes' with Steve Jobs' biographer? I have a feeling you and I are BOTH going to be reading that book, along with a ton of other people. What a fascinating and complex man he was.

jill815 said...

Hi Dina, thanks for stopping by, and thanks for following! I am SO glad to have met you. You are my first fashion friend in the Philippines. I lived there for three years when I was young. I particularly loved Manila and have great memories of Shoe Mart! Oh how I miss Shoe Mart!