fall makes me want to do a Perle Von Mauren shoot. (of course, so does spring). but it *is* Halloween time, so i’ve got that excuse as well.
these gowns are just about right as far as lines go. just needs to be black satin. perhaps with one of the little draped-brim -style cloches that became popular around the time of Black Friday:
perhaps with one of those filmy circular short veils they used to drape over the stranger-brimmed hats, since it’s explicitly stated she’s veiled – but it *is* a little more contemporary a note than i imagine would be worn by an extremely refined lady predator who’s been in enforced seclusion since the close of WWI.
i just don’t want to go with the early 20’s; the streamlined look doesn’t sit well on me.
this lady has a lot of antique pattern images on her flickr set, as an aside, if you have a little time to kill: http://www.flickr.com/photos/marelnasatingirlieuk/sets/72157601808000489/
and the second one does every imaginable kind of vintage fashion. s/he’s the sort of collector i only wish i had the time to be and her collection is absolutely marvellous. organized by designer, model, era, label, and style. comprehensive and an awesome resource. check it out if you have A LOT of time to kill.
Fort mit dir, Johann!