sonia rykiel, alchemist

Do you remember these plumed diaphonous creations from Sonia Rykiel, spring 2008?

What were her influences, I wonder.

The peony?

The rose?

Gertrude McFuzz?

Regardless, I find these gowns so delicious and beautiful, they serve as a mild antidepressant. Even the typically dour models look genuinely joyful. That's saying something.

:ultrathew flickr; gertrude mcfuzz © theodore and audrey geisel


The Clever Pup said...

I'll vote for Gertrude McFuzz. I loved that story as a kid.

I'm so out of the loop I didn't know she was still designing.

Jane Flanagan said...

It would be difficult to not be giddy covered head to tow in all those ruffles!

P. said...

Oh how I love thee, Diana. Missed you.

Jen said...

funny how a picture can really draw you right into the moment - it captures the castle in ones head -
I love the way these shots make me want to laugh,
and Diana - you have an extraordinary eye.

Rachael said...

I love your images! They're delicious and so vivid. Thank you so much for your wonderful quotes too.

hmstrjam said...

love the ruffles

automatism said...

Oh how beautiful. Thanks so much, Diana!!!


Jen said...

Probably peony, although I love the idea of Gertrude McFuzz.

I've been on hiatus. It's so delightful to come back to your delicious blog again.