1945 By Hollywood designer Adrian Via Met Museum
Spring 2016 Ready to Wear
By J.W. Anderson Via Vogue
The First one is from Hollywood designer Adrian’s "Roan Stallion" dress in 1945. It coincides with the era between 1935 to 1945, which is called as “Dream Dresses”. The second is from J.W. Anderson for Spring 2016 Ready to Wear.
During the “Dream Dresses” era, surrealists came out and tried to achieve the freedom by different art forms. The “beyond realism” could also be found through those dresses' designing process.
First, the surreal idea of two dresses coincides with each other. "Roan Stallion" dress used the exaggerated pattern to show its freedom motif with big ready-to-run horse as main. J. W. Anderson’s also go into surrealistic category with exaggerated pattern like animal pattern or special symbol to show the imagination.
Secondly, the sleeves of both garments are similar. Adrian’s goes with little loosing and wide sleeves, but Anderson’s goes with puffed sleeves, which is more exaggerated and young.
Thirdly, The waistline of both garments is higher compared with normal dress size. This is good excuse for women whose body shape is not that perfect, but want to show their long legs and best ratio of their body.
Fourthly, although Anderson’s garment seems like with pants as bottom, but the whole shape of garments is like A-line dress with lower hemline, which Adrian’s goes with same concept.
Fifthly, Anderson’s is more fit to nowadays’ environment in stylish and unique way and full of young spirits. Adrian’s is more special during 1940s, but, if today, it will go like more formal occasion to show the calm and elegant, but surreal and bold.
Sixthly, the big color of both garments is some extend with black, which is basic color to set the tone. Not matter time, color theory goes the same.