Sonia Delauney designs, 1922-1923
Not long ago Jill from Tea with the Vintage Baroness was discussing having come across Sonia Delauney's work and been hugely inspired. A similar thing happened to me around the same time, when my attention was drawn to a series of small photos in Frances Kennett's work The Collectors Book of Twentieth Century Fashion.
They captured my imagination to such an extent that when I purchased the piece featured bellow I didn't fully make the connection behind my buying impulse. You could hardly see any detail in the one photo that advertised it - unlike mine here, as you know I'm pretty generous when it come to featuring pics of myself dressed up :). Anyway, the blouse/jacket arrived and it's so stunning it takes my breath away! The similarity with the Delauney drawing is amazing, don't you think?
This is a wonderful piece, the silk is light like a butterfly's wing, with amazing colors and deco print, and the condition is truly fantastic too. It breaks my heart to part with it, but it's many sizes too big...I was so happy modeling this for you and for the shop! I think the photos tell it all, it's been a stairway to heaven :). Forgive me my metaphors, but it's hard to contain one's excitement! But the true excitement will be that of the person who will give this a home and wear it the way it deserves to be worn... Convo me via my etsy shop if interested. Other than that, stay tuned, there's more Delauney inspiration to come!