Tuesday, January 03, 2012


It's official according to L'Officiel March 1934. This rose pink silk satin bias cut gown designed by Charlotte Revyl bares a striking resemblance to a design of Madame Revyl's illustrated above in L'Officiel delightfully called "Symphonie" in 1934. Popular songs in 1934 seemed to all be written by Cole Porter: from "Anything Goes" to "I Get a Kick out of You." Why I wouldn't be surprised if Reno Sweeney as played by Ethel Merman or Patti Lupone or Elaine Paige or Sutton Foster for that matter donned something similar while belting the brilliant songs of Porter. I am always aching for divine bias cut gowns from the 1930s but they tend to be primarily in dark colors or so compromised in lighter shades. For a nearly 90 year old show-stopper, this Revyl is certainly both "De-Lovely" and "The Top" so expect the unexpected "All through the Night" while wearing this symphonic and silky gown that will earn you a standing ovation. This post is pretty cliche-central, I must admit, but sometimes I just need to "Blog, Gabriel, Blog."


Charlotte Revyl couture evening gown in deep rose-pink satin, c.1934. Modern size 2 to 6. (in the style of "Symphonie")

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