At first glance this 1905 evening gown designed by Lucile and entitled ‘A Protest’ appears to be just a pretty dress, if not with a slightly unusual name and color combination. The whole truth is far more interesting.
I wrote a while back about the Victorian practice of using different colors or gemstones to spell out messages in jewelry. This dress uses the same practice on a larger scale.
The color combination of (g)reen, (w)hite and (v)iolet would have sent a very specific message to any one in the know.
Specifically: (G)ive (W)omen the (V)ote.
This is a suffragette ball gown!
Lucile was the professional name of Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon.
Every one of these except the “Send Email” one, and most especially the “Somebody was mean to me” and “Person responds using one word” ones.
*Sigh* I’ll always be socially awkward penguin. How did this happen to me? I thought sports as a kid was supposed to fix that…
Derek Lam is all about coral this season—we’re especially fond of the corresponding crepe jumpsuit from the spring collection!
Derek Lam coral crepe dress with a matching lip and bold brows.
|—||Part of Hillary Clinton’s speech to the UN on LGBT rights (gay.org.uk)|
MMMM young Marlon Brando.
Unknown (via black-wolves)
Secretly want the last line tattooed on my body.(via theinnermonologues)
|—||Brigitte Bardot (via thezoereport)|