Alberto Vargas, 1940s, Esquire magazine, USA
GARDEN DRESSING is a new pet project I am working on with Italian garden historian and architect Filippo Pizzoni. In 2014, after asking me to give a talk on “plants and flowers in Italian fashion of the 20th century” at the yearly conference he organizes for prestigious Orticola in Milan, my love for the subject has literally bloomed.
I am now researching for a publication on the theme of gardens and clothes – in its widest possible interpretation. From what to wear while gardening, to fashions inspired by gardens. Obviously from a historical perspective – in true fashionarchaeology.com style.
So today I have decided to share some images: some beautiful, some curious and some just plain fun. I will return to this topic as research develops.
N.Dance, the Pybus family, 1769, CNG Victoria
By the mid 1700s images of individuals enjoying the open…
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