Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vogue and The Ritz

Have you seen the layout with the perennially great Kate Moss in beautiful couture dress after beautiful couture dress in the April issue of Vogue?   The photographs were taken at The Ritz in Paris which will be closing for two years of restoration.  Vogue looked back into its own pages for its many fashion shoots at the hotel where Marcel Proust was a regular, where Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald partied, where Hemingway drank and what became the home of Coco Chanel . 

Vogue 1927:

Vogue 1936:

Vogue 1984:

Kim Williams in Sonia Rykiel.  (Doesn't that oversize silhouette look so Fall 2012?!)  Photographed by Arthuer Elgort.

Vogue 1993:

Shalom Harlow in a Gianni Versace beaded tulle wedding dress with Carla Bruni (that is Madame Sarkozy), Christy Turlington and Meghan Douglas in Chanel.  Photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth.

Vogue 1999:

Audrey Marnay in a devoré chiffon flower print dress by Emmanuel Ungaro Haute Couture jumping on a bed (I guess someone's Mother never told her not to jump on the bed!) in the Suite Duc de Windsor.

Vogue 1999:

Audrey Marnay in Josephus Timister's frothy layers of tulle couture dress in front of a mirror in the Suite Duc de Windsor.

Vogue 2004:

Eugenia Volodina in Chanel Haute Couture navy tulle and feather dress, Julia Steigner in a Chanel tweed jacket and embroidered lace dress and Caroline Trentini in a Chanel lilac tweed jacket with lace sleeves and sheer camellia-print mousse line dress.  Photographed My Mario Testino.

Vogue 2009:

Karlie Kloss in Christian Dior Haute Couture déshabillé:  blush satin bra, lemon mousse silk-tulle skirt embroidered with rhinestones, silk taffeta belt and strass jewelry.  Photographed by Arthur Elgort.

And one of my favorites:  Amanda Harlech at her home away from home in Paris: The Ritz with her personal wardrobe.  Dream a little dream : )

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