In honor of the festivities we’re missing in New Orleans today, we’re listening to our favorite jazz and Dixieland albums in the Paperless Post studio. The clever use of type and playful abstractions make each cover feel fresh and modern, despite the six decades that have passed since their first release.
Madame Grès created elaborately pleated Grecian gowns that required up to 23 yards of silk jersey for each garment. Having that much fabric handy is ideal for taking outsize bows after your acceptance speech—or hiding your teary eyes from the camera.
Holiday party idea #52: Recreate your favorite Busby Berkeley number with 160 of your closest friends. Matching outfits mandatory.
A solitary clergyman, pious in garb and somber in expression, glides across a frozen Scottish landscape. The subject of our painting is Reverend Robert Walker, his empty rink is Duddingston Loch, and the year is 1790. Painter Sir Henry Raeburn contrasts the minister’s elegant demeanor with the whimsy—and do we sense a touch of vanity?—of his skillful pose.