At The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris


Ernest Duez’s portrait has always been a fashion bestie of mine, and her petit chien is a bonus. I had no idea this painting was life size, definitely a fashion moment for me!

And here’s a close-up of the portrait:

Ernest Duez (1843-1896), Splendeur, 1874

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris is a fascinating place to visit. Stay tuned for more!

And For A Little More From The Met- Conservation

We are always amazed at the collections at the Met and other museums but it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the reason these outfits still look so fabulous is that they’re maintained by an army of conservators. Here’s a video that give us a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes in the Met’s Fashion Lab:

Under Construction At The Atelier…

There’s always something new in progress here at the atelier and today is no exception. With the Fall, the focus is on more winter-oriented garments to include mantles and visites and here’s just one example of a visite under construction. It’s got a tapestry-like exterior and a lining of a moire. Stay tuned for more!

The front. I have pinned the lining to one lapel to give an idea how it will look when complete..

A close-up of the front.

And a rear view…