Thursday, March 24, 2011

Gypsy Fancy Dress Costume at the Met

This is another lovely item from the Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute. What is the best part? The lovely little red bolero covered with gold trim? The fabulous headdress with attached coins? The yellow skirt with wide black lace (doesn't it look like the Cachucha dresses from yesterday? I told you so!)? Well, it is beautiful. The date given is 1880. This is a little late for La Traviata, but there is no reason to hesitate to incorporate any of these cool gypsy elements into your outfit for the ball on April 30. I know I will be doing just that...

1 comment:

  1. The red bolero is my favorite! I wonder if I could find this at any fancy dress shop it would be so much fun to wear to a party!