Sunday, September 14, 2008

Mila Schon

In 1966, in an antique palazzo on Via Montenapoleone with modern furniture by Joe Colombo and Eero Saarinen, Mila Schon opened her own design house. The connection between vintage and modern is also a very RARE vintage philosophy.

Mila Schon died last week at the age of 91 on the eve of a major retrospective in Milan. She had been called the female Courreges for her precisesly cut angles and nod to futurism. She also believed in simple elegance.

At Truman Capote's famous black-and-white ball in 1966 she dressed Marella Agnelli in an embroidered caftan and Lee Radziwill in a black and white sequin shift - an image which has been widely published.

RARE vintage has an extraordinary strapless silk cocktail dress by Mila Schon. The draped bodice references the 18th century but is minimalist and sculptural in black taffeta. There is a definite return to glamorous black cocktail dresses for the Fall season and this dress with glittering jewelry will be a standout and timeless piece.

Draped silk taffeta Mila Schon cocktail dress. Size 2/4.

Labeled Mila Schon.

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