The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 7, 1997 · Page 355
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 355

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. 12 THE PALM BEACH POST RESIDENCES ADVERTISING SECTION ;,i 1 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 km Hobe 1 Sound JUPITER ) cninny err .vi y . HARTII CaUMTT You Hvq MIMBlMHHUIirvT Jupiter s rr "Ha ram neacn un,th paim V nSM0RTHBeacl1 It: ' ' . ' V- .--4 , EDITIGNX Rjviera ,,, f n . i . n l I El ueacn West Palm Beach Palm Beach Royal Palm Beacl1 CENTRAL Wellinflton EDITION Vi take Worth Lantana Boynton Beach 1 '' J V 1 j SOUTH Delray EDITION Beach s-' V Boca PAiMBiAcmouiml J I Raton TV nrn but want Kesidences &q kmi 1 f-W Christian Dior calls the models for his creations "my darlings." Dior Vignettes wallpaper in off-white is shown with "Grand Siecle border in ivory and "Rayure Montaigne" fabric in beige. Christian Dior designs inspired by 50 years of haute couture ing its timeless influence on style and design. The ensemble most identified with the Jheftlra Beach ijst New Look was the "Bar Suit," praised for i its rounded, padded shoulders, a severeiey corsetted waist, oadded hins and a volumi nous skirt hovering at the ankle. In the Dior collection by Gramercy, colorful sketchings of this marvelous costume are tossed over a signature Dior houndstooth in "Dior Vignettes." Available in two co-lorways, the layout of this design is as graceful and daring as the dress it honors. To truly recreate the essence of the Maison Dior, Gramercy stylists studied the Dior archives and countless photographs of the designer and his models or "mannequins." A celebrated photograph In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the House of Christian Dior, Gramercy, an F. Schumacher & Co. brand, is introducing a collection of wallpapers, borders and fabrics inspired by classic Dior design elements. "The Christian Dior collection by Gramercy celebrates the couturier's diverse talents and revolutionary designs. We have combined elements from Dior's couture house in Paris, his country and Parisian homes and, of course, his designs to create an exquisite array of patterns," said Vivian Infante, Gramercy design director. Gramercy drew upon images from the Dior archives, collections and classic design elements from the past 50 years to create a traditionally romantic and fashionable collection. Established Dior icons such as the lily of the valley, yellow rose and grosgrain ribbon are complemented by classic elements such as tassels, animal prints and houndstooth patterns in fashion-forward colorations. In 1947, Christian Dior debuted his first couture collection to the post-war world. Dubbed the "New Look" by Carmen Snow, then editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, the collection revolutionized fashion and revitalized romance and femininity. Elements from the New Look are incorporated into two patterns for Gra-mercy's Christian Dior collection, signify-' Before you start looking, look first in Residences. Residences, the Sunday Ralm Beach Post's guide for established homes, is produced for four zones from Boca Raton to Hobe Sound. So if you're looking for a home in another zone, pick up the Residences edition you need at any one of three Board of Realtor offices. Each office has copies of all four editions, available free just for the asking. Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound Association of Realtors, Inc. 810 Saturn Street, Suite 19, Jupiter (561) 746-2707 Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches, Inc. 710 Northpoint Parkway, Suite 110, West Palm Beach (561) 688-9294 Realtor Association of South Palm Beach County, Inc. 3200 N. Military Trail, Suite 100, Boca Raton (561) 997-8266 from these archives reveals a crowd garnered on the steps of the grand staircase, anticipating the first Dior collection m 1947. Over the years, this staircase acted as both seating for the crowded couture shows and as backdrop for numerous Dior photo sessions. The impressive wrought nfrip" arahpsnnp urallmnpr and border The golden ornamentation decorates cool backgrounds such as melon, champagne or blue. For the name of a Gramercy retails near you, call (80Q) 3324384. i i : w

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