Illustration from a card in my personal collection
I got this Christmas card several years ago from a friend, and loved the image so much that I kept it. The original was published in the French fashion magazine, Art, Gout, Beaute sometime in the 1920s, probably 1924 or 25, when white was having a major fashion moment. The little touches of red and blue help keep her from blending in with the snow.
White comes and goes as a winter color, but it is always a creamy white that seems to be popular in the colder months. A pure white just looks cold, and isn’t seen as much except maybe in velvet. One of my first “sophisticated” dresses was made from winter white wool jersey. I was about 14 or 15, and I felt like Francoise Hardy wearing it!
Posted by missvintagelove:
I love it!:)
Posted by Lisa:
I LOVE that illustration! My first fashion purchase after graduating nursing school was a wool winter white coat. I loved that thing to death, except when I had to scrape the snow off my car, and it got so dirty.
Posted by Maggie:
I love the illustration that inspired you – would that I could look so poised and elegant while standing on skates!
Posted by Penny:
that illustration is so beautiful!