20 January 2012

What they Wore: an Apfel & a Queen



'I live in the Dark Ages, the 17th century. Actually, I would have loved to be in Paris in the early 20th century when the Ballets Russes were there and Chanel was designing.' Iris Apfel

Maria Luisa de Orleans, Queen of Spain by Jose Garcia Hidalgo,1679.





8 comments:

  1. SO STRANGE...all day I played on repeat, 'L'Apr├Ęs-Midi d' Un Faune' by Debussy...and then the posting on LITL A of Bakst's Nijinsky Faun...well, the rest is Cosmic! You certainly are IN TUNE.

    Would have loved to be there as well to have witnessed THE first performance that scandalized Paris and of course to have helped the Baron DeMeyer in photographing the ballet. Then again to own one lost original photobook published would be EVEN BETTER...

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    1. I knew we were in sync!I love that IA referenced the Ballet Russe.

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  2. Hi PGT! Love this, and all your posts...Gaye, Maria Luisa de Orleans is wearing La Peregrina...marvelous portrait and quote. xxoo
    PB

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    1. Fascinating- Your observation and knowledge! How fortunate to have your friendship here. La Peregrina-a Post unto itself Perhaps!

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    1. Linnea! Yes indeed- according to my last of these what they wore posts Nancy Mitford said this Good Clothes are a matter of Good Health.

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  4. Yes, I can envision Iris dressed in this brocade with the stunning jewels. actually Iris is the Queen of Inspiration. Thank you, Mary

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