Monday, August 12, 2013

Fashion Completers

What are Fashion Completers?  They're those fabulous accessories that complete an ensemble.  From hats to shoes, to everything in-between, Fashion Completers give the wearer's outfit a polished, distinctive, and finished look.

Illustration by Rene Bouet-Willaumez (RBW) for
Vogue, September 15, 1941
What better to accessorize black than with bold color.  Hat from Lilly Dache.  And the ultimate accessory?  A luxurious Stein and Blaine natural stone-marten stole.

Photos by Haus Jorgensen for Harper's Bazaar, October 1942
Chinese red accessories all dyed from one lot of leather in the same vat, and then sent their separate ways to meet again on one happy person.  A totally new concept in matching accessories.  Pictured top to bottom:  Doeskin turban by DePinna, Doeskin sandals by I. Miller, Doeskin gloves by Aris, and Doeskin bag from Pichel.

Illustration by RR Bouche for Vogue, September 15, 1941
Monotone in Wild Plum.  Black plum (yummy) from top to toe for a smart, monochromatic look. On the left - wool jacket and dress from Fox-Brownie, velour hat from Garfunkel.  Right - wool jacket and skirt by Frank Gallant, felt hat by Stylepark.

Photo by Horst for Vogue, September 15, 1941
Beautifully simple yet elegant black wool suit accented with fabulous gilt serpents for clasps. Completing it - a hat of black wool jersey and wool mesh, and a black fox bag.  Accessories and the original design suit from Marshall Field.

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