I love the vastness of textiles. I come across the most interesting on my quest to re-style fashion's past current for my clients at EVOLUTION VINTAGE. In addition to textiles there are thousands of interesting patterns and color combinations; none more classic than
I recently added this brown dress with white polka dots to the Evolution Vintage collection and immediately was transported back to the Polo game scene in Pretty Woman.
The origins of the Polka Dot as a textile is not known and widely disputed. Some say that its origins lie with the "polka" dance whose origins were in Europe in the 1830's. Walt Disney has also been given credit for the print for Minnie Mouse's dress and bow. I read a story recently about an ink spot falling on the drawing of Minnie as he was contemplating her look - plaid was too hard to animate (then done by hand ) and he wanted something bold for her.
Whatever it's origins there have been MANY stylish Dotted Dames throughout history! Some of the most iconic to me:
Lucy Bette Grable
Jackie Kennedy Onasis
Spot's have been seen on a wide range of garments; Day & evening dresses, pants, blazers, blouses, jackets/coats, scarves, ties, hand bags, leggings and hosiery.
It still Rocks Runways and Red Carpets! In COLORS
FASHION CLASSIC: Black & White
ARE YOU A DOTTED DAME?
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