Sunday, June 13, 2010

Puff the Magic Dragon

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art's current exhibit American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity there is a spectacular gown by the great Hollywood costume designer, Travis Banton.  The gown in a lustrous silk satin was designed for the Chinese-American actress, Anna May Wong, to wear in the film "Limehouse Blues".  A dragon in gold and silver sequins shimmers and slithers  down the dress coiling around the back of the dress and the train.  

 Travis Banton Dragon Gown from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dragons are a recurring motif in fashion.  HervĂ© van der Straeten  was originally a jewelry designer for Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix.  He is really more of a sculptor and an artist, creating jewelry, mirrors, lighting and furniture often in bronze.  We are happy to offer a wonderful pair of HervĂ© van der Straeten dragon earrings.  They are beautifully sculpted and handmade.  Perfect for when you are having an Anna May Wong dragon moment!


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