Always Classic, Always New…Collectibles: A Rose is a Rose is a Rose! Part 1

Indeed it is….one of most popular of all flowers (runs a very close second on my list of flowers I love…right behind, or along side, my beloved Lily of the Valley!). The rose has been beloved through the centuries in art, fashion, textiles…you name it the rose is there! It’s June when this lush flower makes its first appearance in our gardens and can be enjoyed right until the first frost..lots of time to enjoy the REAL thing. Lucky us we can enjoy their blooms all year in our clothing, our furnishings, accessories to adorn us or to enhances our rooms. We can read about them, cultivate them, scent ourselves with them, admire them in paintings….let’s take a look at some examples.

This post will look at clothing and accessories, my second June post will concentrate on the home…giving you many options when visiting this year’s Randolph Street Market 20th Anniversary celebratory weekends….next up Saturday and Sunday, July 29th and 30th from 10 to 5. Marie Antoinette

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Marie Antoinette 18th Century dresses

Roses Randolph Street Market

Charles Frederick Worth, considered the Father of Haute Couture, rose embellished gown circa 1882 from the Costume Collection at the Met Museum.

Roses Randolph Street Market

“Happiness” dress by Lucile (Lady Duff Gordon)

Roses Randolph Street Market

Charles James, “La Sylphide” off-white silk organza and satin dress with grosgrain ribbon and silk roses,1937, in the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Museum Collection. Shown in their recent Ravishing: The Rose in Fashion exhibition. Here is the accompanying book…

Roses Randolph Street Market

Alexander McQueen…never failed to bring excitement to his creations…

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Above three photos from Alexander McQueen Collections…

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

I’m thinking you can hunt the vendor booths at RSM for vintage silk roses to adorn your vintage garment or perhaps top a chapeau….

Or perhaps you will stumble upon a pair of Roger Vivier exquisite shoes

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

And then there are the beyond exquisite creations by the creator of creators…Christian Dior….here several inspirational Haute Couture garments…

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Christian Dior getting inspiration in his favorite place…his garden…

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

And the fragrance he created for his sister, Catherine…Miss Dior…base note…the rose!

Roses Randolph Street Market

Looks from 1950’s…be sure to wander through the RSM vintage clothing vendors to see what you can find…lots to discover, as always engage each expert on their favorite subject….their wares!

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Raf Simons debut collection for Dior, 2012 the set…rooms covered in live flowers..here the rose room…

Roses Randolph Street Market

A few looks from Dolce and Gabbana Alta Moda collections…

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Christian Lacroix Haute Couture

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Always a great wardrobe enhancer….a designer scarf or two or….

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Something for the gentlemen…

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

And then the undeniable glamour of a Judith Leiber minaudiere…

Roses Randolph Street Market

Roses Randolph Street Market

Or perhaps a bit of bling in a diamond brooch…

Roses Randolph Street Market

This post could go on forever…there are so many examples of the rose that have inspired designers as well as all of us to add this beloved flower to our wardrobes….next up, in A Rose is A Rose is A Rose in Part 2 featuring roses for our homes…stay tuned!

Roses Randolph Street Market

All photos found on Pinterest photo credits unknown.

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EXCLUSIVE FOR THE RANDOLPH STREET MARKET BY NENA IVON, Nena’s Notes

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