Fillips & Bibelots

& other ruinous fancies

design-is-fine:

Eileen Gray, Six-Panel Screen, 1922-25. Lacquered, incised and painted wood. France. Via Christie’s.

Unlike Dunand and Ruhlmann, Gray never courted publicity, preferring to work for a small circle. Two key clients were Mme Mathieu Lévy and Mme Jean Henri-Labourdette. The former commissioned Gray to refurbish her apartment.  A central feature was a series of lacquer wall panels with fine sweeping and intersecting lines.

(via fyeahwomenartists)

newyorker:

The little black dress is a staple of the modern woman’s closet, but, for years, black attire signalled that the wearer was in mourning. A century’s worth of bereavement clothing is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. 
Above: An 1848 mourning dress. Its white stripes would have indicated that the widow wearing it was past the darkest stage of her grief. Photograph by Pari Dukovic.

newyorker:

The little black dress is a staple of the modern woman’s closet, but, for years, black attire signalled that the wearer was in mourning. A century’s worth of bereavement clothing is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute. 

Above: An 1848 mourning dress. Its white stripes would have indicated that the widow wearing it was past the darkest stage of her grief. Photograph by Pari Dukovic.