+  Edited and photographed by Iké Udé, author of Style File. Selected as one of Vanity Fair’s 2009, 2012 and 2015 International Best Dressed Originals.  +

elements of style #13/GENYA GORLENKO doubly in Maggy Rouff designs, 1936/37

Genya Gorlenko in a evening dress designed by Maggy Rouff, Paris, 1936. 


…archival imagery in “Elements of Style,” then reading an interview with a stylish contemporary excites and cements the sartorial linkage and sympathy between the ongoing narratives. Both departments serve to inform, paying homage to stylish predecessors and pointing to historical sources of design: they inspire dialogue between now and then and acknowledge influence.


Genya Gorlenko in an evening dress designed by Maggy Rouff, Paris, 1936.

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