1. flowerchild

    June 1, 2006 at 6:31 pm

    that dress is breathtaking. thats so beautiful- how its taken up at the sides and is just left line-less everywhere else. and the pockets.


  2. SportyChick

    June 1, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    Why not show her face too? The dress is gorgeous.

  3. Anonymous

    June 1, 2006 at 6:55 pm

    LOVE the shirt/tie/suit combo! Perfect coordination. Do you have a full body shot?

  4. Rob

    June 1, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    Wow. What a body. And that beautiful dress is ridiculously flattering.

  5. Anonymous

    June 1, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    She makes a great dress even better :-)

  6. Matthew

    June 1, 2006 at 8:08 pm

    You have an indisputable eye for the legs.

  7. Em Lo

    June 1, 2006 at 8:28 pm

    Regarding the dress: That body! That pose!

  8. Frida

    June 1, 2006 at 8:44 pm

    wow, very stylish!

  9. Karl

    June 1, 2006 at 9:53 pm

    I don’t often comment on the photos you post, but everything in this one is spectacular. Thanks for all you do, but in particular, thanks for this photo. Well played.

  10. Karl

    June 1, 2006 at 9:54 pm

    …and, oh yeah, if you see her again, please beg her for permission to publish her face!

  11. Anonymous

    June 1, 2006 at 9:55 pm

    This woman looks stunning…why can’t we find more women (& men) that dress with a better sense of style than just following some trends that makes them look less…attractive.

    She reminds me a bit of Audrey Hepburn.

    Bravo! Sartorialist.

  12. le robo electro

    June 1, 2006 at 9:58 pm

    What an elegant figure that lady has!

  13. Anonymous

    June 1, 2006 at 10:06 pm

    the high pockets and low neck give a silhouette-like confirmation to this woman’s great figure…. plus , Valentino never loses its appeal

  14. Otto

    June 1, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    Sometimes it doesn’t take much to make trad look less ugly.
    The gentleman’s tie bar takes it from trad to good style.
    There are ugly tan suits and nice ones. This is obviously nice.
    The lady has a smokin’ figure.
    I’m mostly in the dark about women’s style, but Valantino usually hits the mark. ’50′s and ’60′s Dior is my favorite.

  15. Gidget Bananas

    June 1, 2006 at 10:46 pm

    Good heavens, the lady in the Valentino is absolutely gorgeous, even headless! {{{vintage}}}

  16. Anonymous

    June 1, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    Retro and beautiful, and she has the legs to wear it and look stunning……

  17. Anonymous

    June 1, 2006 at 11:11 pm

    Wonderful suit/shirt/tie combination…a truly great look.

  18. greenyspleeny

    June 1, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    That woman is the epitome of classic elegance. Amazing.

  19. The Sartorialist

    June 1, 2006 at 11:30 pm

    sometimes people don’t want to show their face (as in the dress) which is fine or sometimes it is just a detail I like – often it is only a detail i like. For the suit the whole suit was great and the gentleman was handsome but the photo didn’t do the suit justice but I really only shot the for the tie bar anyway

  20. Anonymous

    June 1, 2006 at 11:49 pm

    Both shots are great, but the dress is breathtaking obviously. What I like most about the dress is that it illustrates how certain garments that are so good they seem to float and make you gas still allow for more than one body shape. You don’t have to be shaped like a pencil to look elegant and timeless in this dress.

  21. PMNYer

    June 2, 2006 at 12:28 am

    i want that dress.. thanks sartorialist for your wonderful inspiration… you are definitely not a sketchy guy

  22. fashmoda

    June 2, 2006 at 2:44 am

    The dress is famous. Wow, she is wearing it with a sublimely easiness. And have a look to the bag. Great.
    Needless to say that she has the body to wear such a dress.

  23. petra

    June 2, 2006 at 4:29 am

    must be under 35, with grace, elegance, very feminine movement and sensual…

  24. Ina

    June 2, 2006 at 5:55 am

    Oh my God.

  25. argos

    June 2, 2006 at 7:00 am

    Somewhere out there is one lucky man. She defines femme style.

  26. Martin

    June 2, 2006 at 7:06 am

    s t y l i s h

  27. Anonymous

    June 2, 2006 at 8:34 am

    On the dress: I think comments are somewhat missing the full point. Her bag and shoes are in perfect complement, and her posture is stunning. Without those, the dress would be nice but not great. Her only off-note is the watch, unaccountably too clunky and gold. I hope she was also wearing great sunglasses.
    Did you know/guess the suit was A&S when you approached the guy?

  28. Swagger

    June 2, 2006 at 9:07 am

    For those whom want that tie, it is made by Ben Silver of Charleston, SC. It is the Havana Yacht Club tie. God I am such a sartorialist resource!

  29. Meredith

    June 2, 2006 at 10:03 am

    MY GOD, THE DRESS. It’s absolutely perfect.

  30. greeneyes

    June 2, 2006 at 10:13 am

    Everyone’s already said it, but that dress is amazing. I should have lived during an era where women dressed like that all the time. And the shoes! *sigh*

  31. Get Smart

    June 2, 2006 at 10:54 am

    The gal is one of the best females you’ve photographed. Her ensemble looks amazing, and with her face unknown we can fill in the blank with our own interpretation of who she should look like. Nice posture too!

  32. Anonymous

    June 2, 2006 at 3:14 pm

    her posture is what makes her stand out. she may be a ballet dancer.
    the dress ís fab. we love this.

  33. drea

    June 2, 2006 at 4:17 pm

    The way she stands, the way the picture is taken adds to the beauty of the dress. I wonder if the dress would seem as beautiful if it was just hanging on a plain hanger?

  34. DF

    June 3, 2006 at 11:29 am

    She’s a dancer. No doubt about that given her figure and most definately her stance.

  35. Anonymous

    June 6, 2006 at 4:40 pm

    now that. is a woman who has style, everything about her screams “mysterious fashion icon”, even her stance!

  36. Gotham Addict

    June 7, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    We missed you at the launch of Manton’s “The Suit” at Venanzi. What happened?

  37. Bill Towne

    June 7, 2006 at 9:32 pm

    So this is the person the manequins come from…

  38. Anonymous

    June 8, 2006 at 11:20 pm

    tie, color pin + dress = outstanding

  39. lara

    June 8, 2006 at 11:45 pm

    That dress makes me want to sing out in praise.

  40. Kathleen

    June 29, 2006 at 9:12 pm

    Now THIS woman knows how to stand. Finally. Thank God. Breathtaking dress, breathtaking posture. Hooray. All these wannabe Audrey Hepburns who slouch irritate me.

  41. Anonymous

    February 5, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    You talk about class! Ahhhh, bring that style back please!! The woman, the dress, the shoes, the stance….wow…
    I can’t help it, but those shoes definitely make her legs look great. The less foot you see the better and longer the legs look. And girls, close-toed shoes make your feet look smaller!!

  42. Anonymous

    August 30, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    I wanna be you/her!

  43. New

    August 11, 2009 at 5:46 am

    that dress is beautiful!! i love solid lines against thick fabric.

  44. Anonymous

    May 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Isnt his tie bar a safety pin?

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