Photo courtesy D.A.E. Originals
D.A.E. Originals "Tour d'Argent" costume, from the 2005 Vivian & Monty Jet Set Romance Collection, is a faithful recreation of Christian Dior's 1947 "Mystere" black wool crepe coat. The late afternoon coat dress features a pleated green collar and matching skirt inset of iridescent satin organza.
|Mystere coat by Christian Dior.|
Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe for Harper's Bazaar courtesy fitnyc.edu
Although I love the original design of Tour d'Argent, which I purchased on the secondary market, the pleated collar did not lay correctly. So you probably can guess where I'm going with this.....Tour d'Argent, re-imagined!
|Miss Gene Marshall|
|1950's Dress with Redingote|
|1950's Redingote ensemble|
|1950's Redingote with collar|
|1940's Redingote courtesy sovintagepatterns.com|
Credits for Miss Marshall's restyled costume:
Underneath Tour d'Argent is the skirt from Fashion Plot and blouse from Turbulence. Accessories include the purse from Lucky Stripe and gloves from Dark Desire. All Ashton Drake. Hat is from Sandra Stillwell. Layered bow accents are from various outfits. Everything's Coming Up Roses Gene Marshall is from Ashton Drake.