Vicomtesse Noailles At The Ball Masque.
Jean – Michel Frank
organises a costume party
with the theme “Materials”.
Marie-Laure de Noailles
- c. villa noailles at hyères -
makes her appearance
a supremely non-functional dress
made out of sharkskin
Aknowledging that modern design involved
sensuality, display & humour
as much as it was a serious attempt
to engineer the future.
Sources: AA Files #58, St-Germain-de-Pres, Rive Gauche.