It’s been a decade (or almost three!) since we packed up all of our belongings for college and in the mix was brand new Ralph Lauren bedding. Back then, we thought it was so cool to have sheets bearing the name of a fabulous fashion designer.
Ralph Lauren Palm Harbor Bedding
Haute couture for the home has come a long way and it’s no surprise that fashion trends make the leap from the runway to your dining room, bedroom or living room within a season. The most recent introductions come from the lovely ladies of Marchesa for Lenox…
Marchesa - Fall 2010
Marchesa for Lenox - Floral Illustrations
the ever elegant Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa…
Oscar's Runaway Success
and the divine Diane von Furstenberg for Springs Global.
Diane von Furstenberg Dresses a Bed
We’re just waiting for the designers at Valentino to translate his iconic Petale pattern into something haute for the home!
Valentino Petale and Carla Tolomeo's Settee
P.S. For more fashion for the home beauty, visit the American Fashion Designers at Home Showhouse benefitting the CFDA starting September 21 in New York City. Read more about the event here!
Photos from Macy’s, Style.com, Bloomingdales, Elle Decor, WWD, Style Hive and Maison.com
Christian Dior by Marie-France Pochna
Christian Dior, one of our favorite fashion designers, is quoted as saying “I have designed flower women” when he launched Corolle (the French word for the botanical term corolla or circlet of flower petals), his first collection in 1947. This collection ushered in the New Look, the most famous single season in fashion history. Gone were the conservative styles of the war period with Dior’s decadent use of corsets and swaths of material reminiscent of the “Belle Epoque”.
1950's Dress with Floral Embroidery
Born 105 years ago today, Dior was known for his feminine silhouettes, voluminous skirts and rich floral fabrics. Though he died young, Dior’s legacy lives on in the brilliant designers who have succeeded him at the helm of his eponymous fashion house, including Yves St. Laurent, Gianfranco Ferre and John Galliano.
Fall 2007 Couture Collection
Spring 2009 Couture Collection
Even Dior accessories and cosmetics have flower power…
Diorette Milly La Foret Jewelry Collection
Flower Blossom - Floral Illuminating Powder
Happy Birthday, Christian Dior, and thank you for such fabulous floral fashion!
Photos from Wikipedia, 1st Dibs, Style.com, About That Dress, and Polyvore