Greta Garbo, in a still shot from Mata Hari where she is a German spy posing as a dancer in Paris. Directed by George Fitzmaurice. Produced by Bernie Fineman (uncredited). Original story and screenplay by Benjamin Glazer and Leo Birinski.
Dress, Lucien Lelong, Paris, 1928. Silk (satin, chiffon, embroidery), glass (diamante), metal (gilt thread). Lelong was one of the leading couturiers of the 1920s. Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, and Hubert de Givenchy all worked for him. His clients included Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Colette, and Rose Kennedy. McCord Museum.
Snapped out and about in Paris, VS Angel Alessandra Ambrosio demoed how to winter-proof a sheer black maxi skirt: with a black turtleneck, a badass chain- and pearl-embellished moto jacket, and over-the-knee boots.
Try a theme party. Theme parties are fun for kids, and adults can get surprisingly excited about them, too. Try a Paris party with crepes, French pop music and a giant cardboard Eiffel Tower for photo ops.