Fashion’s Love Of The Plume: The Glamour Of Feathers

Natural Glamour:  Feathers In Fashion
Natural Glamour: Feathers In Fashion

Plumes of flight. The feathered appeal of fashion’s embellishment with resplendent and magnificent feathers. Feathers have been beloved by the world and included in fashion for centuries. Fashion’s archives are filled with feathered motifs and plumage of layered bliss. From feather covered hats, clothing and accessories, the blend of nature and glamour deserves a visual appreciation. Nature’s gift to Fashion . A visual delight for the eyes of lightweight, airy style. Soft and light, the femininity and elegance that feathers present with feathered frocks is timeless. Whether feather trimmed garments of distinctive style or natural embellishments of airborne delight, the allure and appeal of feathers continues to mesmerize and enchant. “Flights of Fancy” with plumes provide elegance and sophistication paired with luxurious appeal.

History finds the captivation with feathers as personal adornment layered throughout the centuries. Even the Roman generals chose to embellish their helmets with the plumes of ostrich feathers. Historically, feathers have symbolized wealth, status and elegance among many cultures. It was perhaps during the Victorian Era that bird feathers of adornment reached a height that would eventually peak by the late Victorian Era. The world of the millinery craft of “Plumassiers” who embellished the hats for the women of grace and poise. The large hats that topped high society perhaps presented a backdrop for display of grand plumage. Of course, fashion’s evolution and natural reasons would present a decline for the excessive decoration of feathers. Yet fashions evolution has never declined its love of the plume. The dramatic and angelic appeal of luxurious feathered ensembles follow the course of fashion’s history. Indeed, feathered beauty is a “masterpiece of both fashion and art”

Vintage Allure:  Fashion's Enduring Embellishment With Feathers
Vintage Allure: Fashion’s Enduring Embellishment With Feathers

And of the embellishment with Gatsby-Esque appeal? For certain, the era of the Great Gatsby during the 1920s, which F. Scott Fitzgerald dubbed “The Jazz Age” of the 20th century was layered and festooned with feathers. Movement of distinction would swirl during the “Flapper” era. Iconically re-filmed for our viewing in 2013, it is no surprise that the luxurious elegance of opulence paired with feathered array of distinction would appear on the silver screen. Lovely plumage, indeed. And of the archives of fashion’s past and present? Spectacular images blending nature and glamour. A visual appreciation …

"The Great Gatsby" (2013):  Plumage Of  Resplendent Style
“The Great Gatsby” (2013): Plumage Of Resplendent Style
Mod Adaptations Of Feathered Style
Mod Adaptations Of Feathered Style
Elegance With Distinction:  Feathered Appeal
Elegance With Distinction: Feathered Appeal
Feathered Elegance & Celebrations
Feathered Elegance & Celebrations
Feathered Frocks Of Celebration
Feathered Frocks Of Celebration
Life's Iconic Moments Embellished With Feathers
Life’s Iconic Moments Embellished With Feathers
Lightweight & Airy Style:  Fashionable Feathers
Lightweight & Airy Style: Fashionable Feathers
Fashion's Iconic Feathered Images:  Christy Turlington & Linda Evangelista
Fashion’s Iconic Feathered Images: Christy Turlington & Linda Evangelista
Bold Distinction Of Feathered Style
Bold Distinction Of Feathered Style
Movement & Delight:  The Lightweight Freedom Of Feathers
Movement & Delight: The Lightweight Freedom Of Feathers

Of course, there is the ornamentation of feathers taken from the Native American headdress, worn with spiritual and magical importance. Fashion’s interpretation of and homage to these native feathered bonnets has certainly remained an enduring theme of appreciation within the archives of fashion…

Embellishment of Winged, Airborne Delight:  Feathers Of Fashion
Embellishment of Winged, Airborne Delight: Feathers Of Fashion
Fashion's Enduring Motif:  Plumes Of  Feathered Delight
Fashion’s Enduring Motif: Plumes Of Feathered Delight
Feathers Of Fashionable Appeal:  Fashion's Archives
Feathers Of Fashionable Appeal: Fashion’s Archives

Consider the natural embellishment and adornment of feathers. Whether vibrant or bold and impactful black in color, the unexpected layering of lightweight style remains timeless. Demure and striking, fashion’s love of the plume and the glamour of feathers endures, indeed…

Kristin

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