Mannequin 4: Vintage Apocalypse (sequel to Mannequin 3: The Reckoning for all of you Supernatural fans). Visiting the "Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s" exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum (@cooperhewitt) in NYC last month, I couldn't resist wearing a 20s ensemble and posing next to the fashion case. The ca. 1927 day dress is from @noblevintageclothier, the flapper purse—more on the Egyptianizing spiral motifs in a coming post—from Fashionista in New Haven. The cotton eyelet gloves are vintage as well, and the hat (recently acquired and already well-worn) is from @chapeaug; I am wearing Bettie Page shoes (I need more vintage footwear (please let me know if you have any size 7.5 items) from @uniquevintage. The embroidered and beaded French cape (ca. 1925, possibly by Jean Patou) in the display case behind is a nice example of the japonaiserie branch of popular art deco chinoiserie. The design imitates Asian lacquer work and depicts red pagodas, probably referencing the Japanese architectural form. The exhibit is probably the best chosen collection of the full range of Art Deco American designs to be assembled in one place, and the catalog is a spectacular introduction to the material, and a source of reference for ample further research.
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