Saturday, June 19, 2010

Magnificent Obsession

"The fall collections' most vivid moments had all the autumnal brilliance of a 1950's domestic drama"
I was thrilled to open this month's Vogue to find a spread titled "Magnificent Obsession" featuring designer clothes inspired by the 1950's-60's. I'm always happy to see designers pulling from these eras because I don't ever want the details of those eras to fade away even after all the authentic vintage has. The photo shoot stars Ewan Mcgregor and Natalia Vodianora and the photographer was Peter Lingberg. I think it turned out quite beautifully! I also found it interesting how they showed moments of angst between the husband and wife figures...trying to show a peek into real life rather than just showing the happy moments, perhaps.
To purchase a dress similar to the one in the last photo (the classic shirtwaist, dark color, full skirt:), see here

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  1. what an amazing photoshoot. I like the "picture perfect" apearance of it all when we all really know what's going on behind the scenes.

  2. very cool. the second to last shot with that dress reminds me of one of the dresses they used in the 40s for their vogue cover that I posted on my tumblr yesterday. I wonder if they did that on purpose.

  3. I have a Magnificent Obsession dress in my shop, too! The 1954 Douglas Sirk film is wonderfully soap-y and filled with great clothing, if I remember it correctly.

  4. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics, they are gorgeous!

  5. I love the boxy scarlet jacket.

    Can you supply a link to that one please? :)

  6. This is indeed a amazing photos! I love vogue for doing the 50s & 60s!! Parfait!

  7. Such a great spread. I love the silhouettes of each piece. So flattering to a woman's figure.