Monday, May 11, 2009

Trompe L'oeil

trompe l'oeil (trômp loi)
n. pl. trompe l'oeils (loi)
1. A style of painting that gives an illusion of photographic reality.
2. A painting or effect created in this style.
[French trompe l'il : trompe, third person sing. present tense of tromper, to deceive + le, the + il, eye.]

Stunning Spring/Summer dresses by Hermes, 1952. Photos by Gordon Parks for Life Magazine.


Ur-spo said...

what exquisite photographs. I love photos like this. it seems that people were much more classy and dignified once upon a time. Now, everybody dress as if they just came from working in the garden.

LaDivaCucina said...

Gorgeous, could have been done today and also reminds me a bit of Stephen Sprouse in the late 80's.

The Other Andrew said...

Yes! Stephen Sprouse! I loved his graffiti styled painted clothes way back when.