Wednesday, March 4, 2009

How to Wear It: Summer White

A quickie: I just LOVE this Henry Clarke photo of Millicent Fenwick, Vogue fashion editor turned politician (former representative from New Jersey), who is said to have inspired the Doonesbury character and WASP icon Lacey Davenport (with Uncle Duke in the background? Hard to tell without the hat.)

It's so simple to look great in all white. As long as it's crisp, clean-lined, mildly accessorized (skip the ciggie) and worn with a huge smile.

1 comment:

  1. Yes! This is the way to wear white if you have someone to starch and iron it for you. In the 1940s ( approx when this photograph was taken I think), how else would you manage linen or cotton? Even today you need mixed or treated fibres to look uncreased and cool, in both senses of the word. So often these days clothes in any white fabric are thin and see-through. Not a good look at any age.