Monday, July 6, 2015

i spy: pink Gothic, a wall of fire, and amazing fashion

An almost futuristic Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a wall of fire depicted in a dreamy photograph, a pink Gothic interior, a stitched-up park, and amazing fashions from Louella Ballerino.  

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clockwise, starting upper left:
* The Grand Gallery in the Gothic Revival Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, London, built in 1749 by Horace Walpole. | English Castles and Manor Houses
* Geez, these Louella Ballerino looks, from a 1946 ad, are just amazing.  If you follow my link to the FIDM blog, you can see photos of the top on the right in full color and worn by a woman who owned the top, as well as a little background on crop/midriff tops. | FIDM Museum blog
* A photograph of artist Yves Klein and his work, Mur de feu (Wall of fire), January 1961. | Smithsonian Archives of American Art
* A totally charming embroidered depiction of New York City's Washington Square Park, by Marcia Stebbins, 1930s. | Cooper Hewitt
* Portrait of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, ca. 1890. That dress and headpiece are just incredible! | Smithsonian Archives of American Art


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