Monday, November 3, 2008

china chic

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Fall Winter 1977-1978Yeohlee Fall 1996
Blanc De Chine 1997
An Yves Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 1977-78 Haute Couture silk damask evening gown with stylized cloud pattern with a blue silk damask underskirt. I desperately wish I could call this my own.

Fall 1996, Yeohlee black stretch velvet mandarin dress

Silk denim tunic with hand-knotted closures and signature stitching at collar and wrist, Blanc de Chine, 1997. I love the simplicity of this whole look.

These are the last set I scanned from China Chic by Valerie Steele. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in Chinese culture/history as well as fashion history, as this book covers foot binding to the Mao suit, and of course the cheongsam.

I also have scans from Dressing a galaxy but I won't bore you to death with star wars costumes and more fashion book scans, so maybe I'll sit on them for awhile.


  1. You can bore me with Star Wars scans, its one of my fave movies!

    LOVE The Royal Tenenbaums, haven't seen The Fall yet but its next on my Netflix list.

  2. I used to have a Yeohlee coat, wish I kept it.

  3. I'd love to see the Star Wars stuff, too!

  4. wendyb: i wish you did too!!


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