(images from http://www.marygrant.com)
I'd like all of these outfits, but most particularly that white dress and wrap with its charming sleeves. I can think of no more delightful way to mask my non-artistry and conventionality.
The fabrics used are woven English damasks and shot silver and gold satins with Swarovski rose crystal and pearl detailing. Trimmings are 18th and 19th century from France with woven silver and gold thread. The accessories range includes mirrors and lighting wrapped with Japanese ceremonial Kimono silks which have been embroidered and appliquéd and finished with turn of the century lavender glass beads.It's hard to fault that. Imagine what a mismatched set of these would look like in a white-panelled room (with gaudy tea-cups to match), and that lovely yellow mirror hovering in the background. And a toleware chandelier. And me, looking proud and bemused.