L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i
Thursday, November 6, 2014
These two toilettes - a black ribbed silk ensemble (Maison Laferrière, Paris, 1900) and a white silk gauze wedding dress (Madame Herzfelder, New York, 1902) - make a wonderful comparison; both employ a precisely laid out woven ribbon motif, but to a strongly contrasting - though equally dramatic - effect.
Stephen O'Donnell, painter and singer/performer. A mid-career fine artist, I have been showing professionally since 1995. Married to author and graphic designer Gigi Little, with whom I occasionally perform a mother and daughter singing act, Madeleine and Penny Prévert.