20 February 2011

The Cult of Beauty

As I am sure most of you know by now, Stunner Style will soon be celebrated in a glorious exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.  The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 will be on display from 2 April - 17 July 2011, and will feature "paintings, prints and drawings", and examples of "...all the 'artistic' decorative arts, together with drawings, designs and photographs, as well as portraits, fashionable dress and jewelery of the era."

You can see a beautiful Liberty dress in the V & A's curatorial blog for The Cult of Beauty.

Last week, the V & A posted a link on their Facebook page about this absolutely gorgeous fashion shoot styled by Damian Foxe and featuring actress Bonny Wright in modern interpretations of Aesthetic Dress. 
 Photography by Yuval Hen

And for some gentlemanly PRB style, check out V & A curator Stephen Calloway's feature!

02 February 2011

Young Edwardian Clothing Label

Like the Gunne Sax line, California designer Sue Wong's Young Edwardian clothing line (for Arpeja-California)  transformed young ladies of the 1970's and '80s into 20th century Stunners.  Sue Wong went on to design for her own clothing line, and still finds inspiration in retro styles.  Last year Wong launched the “Sue Wong for Walt Disney Signature" line, inspired by Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland."
Vintage Young Edwardian pieces can easily be found on Etsy and eBay.

Brown velvet and cotton paisley dress

Velvet maxi dress

Cotton maxi dress
Jumper dress