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|