BLACK/on/BLACK

Yes, yes, I know....every season, someone proposes a 'new black.'  This year it's burgundy, another year it will (or has been) navy, steel, whatever.  

But for me, black will always be the only black.

That being said.... how do we keep black fresh and interesting?  CONTRAST.
  Black on black... so many variations.


BLACK AND SHEER

Emilio Pucci Wooljersey and Lace Mini Dress in Black
EMILIO PUCCI

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Mango Model: Anna Selezneva Photographers: Knoepfel & Indlekofer Styled by: Géraldine Saglio Sweaters collared shirt jacket blazer leather bags silk pj pants prints black neutrals grey grays


Versace Lace Sleeved Wool Blend Top
VERSACE


BLACK AND FAUX FUR

ASHLEY B Fur Mix Jacket in Black
ASHLEY B 
Tweed and Faux fur Haute Couture dress-coat, Fall/Winter 2012
CHARLOTTE byMYRIAM
STREET STYLE EAR CUFFS GOLDLEAF EAR CUFF FUR SNOOD LEATHER JACKET TRES AWESOME FOR THE WEARIST
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Jones New York Black Faux Fur Jacket
JONES NEW YORK


fur maxi  skirt---thick  winter long skirt black skirt faux fur skirt wool skirt wool dress winter dress winter coat winter jacket
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FLUFFY with FLAT

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A soft black velvet bodice, with a tiered boa skirt makes this dress a perfect piece for any holiday occasion. - 36” from shoulder to hem  - Dropped waist   - Silk Velvet, Boa - Made in New York City  #TAIGANHOLIDAY
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SHINY with MATTE 


PEPLUM TOP STREETFSN NAM FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE MILAN TAYLOR TOMASI HILL CELINE COBALT BLUE CLUTCH POUCH BELT FUR
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if there's one thing I need more of in my life, it is black sequins.
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STELLA McCARTNEY

Trench jacket + sheer stockings
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CHRISTIAN DIOR
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AND, ALWAYS, LEATHER MIX

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ARRA  


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BURBERRY Wool Blend and Quilted Leather Coat
BURBERRY


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PARIS FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE SS SPRING SUMMER 2013 ELIN KLING BLACK KNIT SWEATER LEATHER PANTS STUDDED BELT VIA ELLE
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BIASED BEAUTY: INSPIRED BY VIONNET



Madeleine Vionnet believed that "when a woman smiles, then her dress should smile too."

Madeleine Vionnet was a French fashion designer who, in the 1920's, secured her place in fashion history by introducing the bias cut.  (Merci mille fois, Madeleine!) Both her bias cut and her urbanely sensual approach to couture remain a strong and pervasive influence on contemporary fashion as evidenced by the collections of such past and present-day designers as Ossie ClarkHalstonJohn GallianoComme des GarçonsAzzedine AlaiaIssey Miyake and Marchesa.

TIMELESS DESIGN
Vionnet gowns photographed by Edward Steichen in Vogue, October 1930.
 Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear

 Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear
VIONNET 2013 RESORT
1938
TIBI 2011




Vionnet


2009 BARNEYS NY

DONNA KARAN 2012
Vionnet | c. 1938-39
1938-39
 Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear
VIONNET 2013 RESORT
1931
VIONNET 2013 RESORT




Vionnet Georgette Jersey Asymmetric Drape Gown SS2013

1931




Lanvin 

LANVIN 2013

1933

CACHAREL 2012


1938
VIONNET RESORT  2011
1938


vionnet
VIONNET 2011


GIVENCHY 2010

1928
Jen Kao Gleaner's Tank Dress
JEN  KAO

The more I admired the fluidity and elegant allure of the Vionnet style, the more I wanted to add it to my own wardrobe.  However, I'm not one to spend more than a couple of hundred dollars on a dress, much less thousands. So I  looked around for more affordable versions, and found these (many being on post-holiday sale)...  ENJOY!


ANTHROPOLOGIE  $138
ANTHROPOLOGIE  $158

Image 1 of ASOS Grecian Maxi Dress with Thigh Split