Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wantons go in Bright Brocade!

The Satin Dress

Needle, needle, dip and dart,
Thrusting up and down,
Where's the man could ease a heart
Like a satin gown?

See the stitches curve and crawl
Round the cunning seams-
Patterns thin and sweet and small
As a lady's dreams.

Wantons go in bright brocade;
Brides in organdie;
Gingham's for the plighted maid;
Satin's for the free!

Wool's to line a miser's chest;
Crepe's to calm the old;
Velvet hides an empty breast
Satin's for the bold!

Lawn is for a bishop's yoke;
Linen's for a nun;
Satin is for wiser folk-
Would the dress were done!

Satin glows in candlelight-
Satin's for the proud!
They will say who watch at night,
"What a fine shroud!"

-Dorothy Parker

I remembered a poem today by one of my favorite poets and I decided I had to find a dress from the Fall collections that went with it. Then, I found Junya Watanabe's Ready-to-Wear collection. Talk about bold! Between the headpieces and the delicious fabrics, I was on major sensory overload-- but only in the best of ways. I may have to find something similar to the peacock feather dress (or maybe they're pomegranates?).

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