Saturday, May 19, 2012

1950's silk scarf

I came across this 1950's silk scarf that was either my grandmother's or mother's, or maybe first one, then the other, and now mine.

Everything about it makes me feel crazy-good.  There's an obvious Japanese block-print influence in the fluidity of the lines, as well as the saffron, aqua, pink-and-black color combo. The bright red border has nothing to do with anything, but once you put in some like-minded umbrellas as trim, it works.

...and the fashion!  McQueen must have seen those claw-foot booties before he brought them (back) to the runway several years ago, and the fantastic trench coats are screaming Claire McCardell's "American Look" of the 1940's and 50's.

Claire McCardell Dress 1949

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