Oh seriously can you imagine just opening a trunk and finding these beauties?
“A young photographer of a bit over 20 years old cleans up in the old family villa - and finds a trousseau of 14 high fashion robes of his grandmother. This is particularly wonderful - and even more as this young man is the sond of Lucchino Visconti and grandson of Carla Erba.”
This is just me but I really don’t like the way the gowns are just casually hung up. Some of them look so fragile!
EDIT: I guess I need to explain that comment above since someone is having issues understanding what that means. Dresses like that are meant to be preserved. They can be displayed properly or wrapped in acid free paper and placed in an archival box. (That is how museums store their extant pieces and how collectors preserve them.)
A few of the garments (three of the dresses I am referring to are not shown on my blog) were cut on the bias. You have to be careful with bias cut dresses because they can be easily damaged due to stretching. (I’m not saying they were damaged during this shoot. Just that bias cut dresses are more likely to be damaged due to improper hanging than say a boned Victorian bodice.) I plan to major in Museum Studies so when I see beautiful extant pieces like this I get sad. Especially since these pieces are so rich in history.
Name calling is unnecessary and childish.
This Tumblr is great. I won’t ever understand why people who are ill-informed feel the need to spout their ~opinions~ all the time.