Embroidered organza, embroidered laces, embroidered embroidery! Delpozo and Honor.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 360, fol. 1r. via
Ancient Sumerian necklaces and headdress discovered in the tomb of a woman named Puabi who was either a Queen or a Priestess, c. 2600-2400 B.C.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In 1552, a curious and lavishly illustrated manuscript titled Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs appeared in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg, then a part of the Holy Roman Empire, located in present-day Germany. It exorcised, in remarkable detail and wildly imaginative artwork, Medieval Europe’s growing obsession with signs sent from “God”—a testament to the basic human propensity for magical thinking, with which we often explain feelings and phenomena beyond the grasp of our logic. (x)
A limestone statue of Princess Doshfari, daughter of Sanatruq II of Hatra, 138 A.D
Chanel designed costumes from Jean Renoir’s 1938 film La Règle du Jeu