Saturday, 6 October 2012

the empress last gowns

red silk dress by Carolina Herrera, cape by Yohji Yamamoto
How to Spend It's fancy monthly editorial stirs many
memories of the ill-prepared Russian aristocracy to
face the February 1917 revolution envisioning a
present-day tsarina (or czarina if you prefer) layered
in lavish gowns fighting a losing battle to stem her
fear with the Bolshevik militia fastly approaching.

tulle strapeless dress by Machesa, fur coat by Michael Kors
Fashion styling pundit Damian Foxe gave form to
the idea of combining luxury gowns with ”hardy,
menswear-styled outerwear” depicting the last
days of the Empire right before its final demise
with the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II and the
tragical end of the Romanov dynasty.

cape by Yohji Yamamoto, lace and tulle dress by Katya Katya Shehurina
Through the mesmerizing images taken by well-known
photographer Yuval Hen (his Pre-Raphaelite inspired
pictures left a hole in the back of my head), the Financial
Times top-line magazine's editorial called ”Cover of
Nightfall” shows off a sumptous set of gowns, coats
and sheer evening dresses while skillfully recounting
the frigthening story of those days of yore.

evening dress by Rohmir, crepe coat by Rick Owens, silk coat by Dior
> all images © by How to Spend It/Yuval Hen <

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Elisabetta,

    Stunning dresses but related to a less favorable moment in the time of history.
    Hugs to you,