Saturday, July 22, 2006

1960s Designer Profile: Count Ferdinando Sarmi

Ferdinando Sarmi designed some of the most exquisite couture of the 1960s. His designs and his use of colour were both beautiful and refined. He didn't go to the crazy acid psychadelia place like so many did at this time, but still managed to mix and select colours in ways that were new and exciting. His gowns feature amazing beadwork, gorgeous fabrics and textures, and silhouettes that are flattering and modern. Enjoy...















This silk polkadot beauty embodies the optimism of the 60s.

















Just once, I'd love to wear a gown like this. I know what you're thinking: bridesmaid's dress from hell. But no--as I've said before, it's all about cut and colour. This dress is profoundly feminine. I can just imagine how it must move. Like a dream.


















I love this Pucci-print silk gown. The tie at the neck is playful--adding interesting femininity to an otherwise fairly minimalist, slightly masculine cut. I've included a close-up of the bodice with its zillions of self-covered buttons. Again, this is a dress that must have amazing flow. And it looks like it would feel as light and airy as a summer breeze...











Actress Kirsten Dunst once wore a dress (to some awards ceremony or other) very similar to this. Again, Sarmi's use of colour is exciting--warm navy chiffon and rich purple silk. This dress must be gorgeous in person.

1 Comments:

At 6:42 PM , Blogger bobbysan said...

Dammit!!! 40s Oversize??? I thought that was dead FOREVER!!!! Let's put that one back in it's coffin.

Hmmm...a thought on layering: Are you trying to make it more difficult for me to rip those clothes off and get down to business????

Ohyes, think that 60s yellow bubble dress is pretty hot. See...it's just perfect to lift that skirt up!!!

Ladies & gentlemen, let's put your hands together for the lovely models!!! OW!!!! OW!!!! Come to Papa! :)

 

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