#ThrowbackFashion Kiss of death, black satin bonnet with pheasant feathers, designed by Jo Gordan, Britain, 1994

Kiss of Death – Bonnet, 1994 
Jo Gordan, born 1967

#ThrowbackFashion Kiss of death, black satin bonnet with pheasant feathers, designed by Jo Gordan, Britain, 1994-2008BU3447_jpg_l

Jo Gordon has taken the traditional structure of a poke bonnet to extremes. The long, menacing feathers project forward over two feet in a tunnel-like brim, which almost obscures the face. Gordon initially trained as a fine artist, studying sculpture at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen. She then undertook a two-year millinery course at the Royal College of Art. After 1995 Gordon branched out into knitwear, an area in which she continues to specialise and experiment.

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Dimensions
Height: 170 mm, Width: 240 mm, Depth: 700 mm

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#ThrowbackFashion Organdie strapless dress ‘Seashell’ with a flared asymmetrical skirt, designed by John @GallianOfficial, Great Britain, 1988

Seashell Dress, 1988
John Galliano, born 1960

John Galliano is celebrated for his ingenious approach to dress design. Evoking the crisp and sculptural qualities of scallop shells, this dress has a circular petal skirt composed of concentric rows of overlapping and meandering bands of bias-cut organdie. The strapless, boned bodice is relieved by a deep cummerbund of checked cotton.

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Physical description
White organdie strapless dress with a flared asymmetrical skirt. Accessorised with a green and white checked cotton sash. Bias cut organdie with boned bodice.

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Materials and Techniques
Bias cut organdie with a boned bodice and cotton sash

#ThrowbackFashion Seashell Dress, 1988 - John Galliano-2006AU1677_jpg_l - Copy

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Photo: collections.vam.ac.uk

#ThrowbackFashion Cossack, 1952 by Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978)

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ThrowbackFashion - Cossack - Charles James (American born Great Britain 1906–1978)

“Cossack”
Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978)
Date: 1952
Culture: American
Medium: wool
Dimensions: Length at CB: 46 in. (116.8 cm)

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