Christian Dior - ‘May’ 1953 - In 'May', flowering grasses and wild clover are rendered in silk floss on organza. This patterning of meadow-gone-to-weed is composed of the tiniest French knots and the meticulously measured stitches of the hand embroiderer.
Waddesdon Manor, country house in the village of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire, England. This astonishing Renaissance-style château was designed by French architect Destailleur in 1874 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. (by Andy Latt)