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Donna Karan 2002  This reminds me of the Mesopotamian garment made from a rectangle of fabric wrapped around the body like the deities also called kaunakes 2500-1000 B.C. because of the way the sleeve drapes, it separates it from being greek, its more simple and hangs around arm.

Donna Karan 2002 This reminds me of the Mesopotamian garment made from a…

Peplos garment worn by Greek women made out of two rectangular pieces of cloth that were sewn together on both sides. This garment could be pulled over, the head and then it fastened over. The shoulders with two large pins that creates sleeves to, the dress and then a belt is also tied around the garment.

Peplos garment worn by Greek women made out of two rectangular pieces of cloth…

Mia May  German Silent Film - Die Herrin Der Welt (The mistress of the world) 1919 She is  sitting on a throne with the symbol for Shamash (a native Mesopotamian deity and the Sun god in the Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Canaanite pantheons)

Mia May German Silent Film - Die Herrin Der Welt (The mistress of the world) 1919 She is sitting on a throne with the symbol for Shamash (a native Mesopotamian deity and the Sun god in the Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Canaanite pantheons)

Elie Tahari S/S 12: Passium insprired neckline, Schenti inspired skirt

Elie Tahari S/S Schenti inspired skirt paired with Passium inspired neckline

Damir Doma                                                                                                                                                      More

sonofaodh: damir doma paris fashion week f/w 2011 love runway fashion designer france damirdoma paris style fw

The Himation is a large rectangle piece of fabric that is wrapped around the body.

Here (Juno) wearing himation as a diplax, that is two-ply, the lower only partly covered by the upper ply

Evening Dress, Madeleine Vionnet: 1932, bias-cut silk satin. "...Vionnet's stretching and smoothing of the fabric in advance, along with her artistic cutting and sewing skills, kept the shape of the dress after its construction. The bias cut became a useful technique in the 1930s, when consciousness of body line was revived in fashion. As though Vionnet were an anatomist, her grasp of the body's form using her characteristic split line and bias cut fabric personified innovative garments."

bias-cut silk satin evening dress (madeleine vionnet, beautiful awareness of body form in this garment!

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