Polka dot prints in fashion are timeless! Seen now as fun and whimsical, they weren't always seen that way. In Medieval Europe, they were often seen as representing illness or disease. Because the ability to create evenly spaced dots did not exist at the time, dots on fabric would be scattered in a random pattern- reminding people of pox or rashes. In Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona's spotted handkerchief leads to tragedy in the play. In non-Western cultures polka dots symbolized male virility or magic. More densely packed, small dots were indicative of stronger magic. Before dots were called polka dots, dotted...
One of the best Ceil Chapman dresses I've ever had, in a smashing shade of purple! Ceil was one of Marilyn Monroe's favorite designers, and one can easily see why.
From the archives, and happily reunited with the family of Philip Hulitar (a wedding gift from Philip's daughter to her daughter/his granddaughter!). A stunning 1950s gown loaded with beads and crystals. Shop evening gowns on the website here!
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From the archives, an *amazing* black and yellow tropical floral print 1950s dress by Kamehameha of Hawaii....sold in 2006. Mondo exotica! Shop vintage Hawaiian wear on the website!
Happy Birthday to the incomparable Christian Dior! Loads of gorgeous examples of his work over on our Facebook page, stop by to chat and share!