'Star Light’ by Magnetic Midnight for Shrimpton Couture
I am extremely pleased to launch this exclusive collection of headpieces by the talented Lucia Echavarría of the Magnetic Midnight label. This is the first of a series of collaborations that will draw inspiration from some of the most famous headpieces in fashion’s history.
This first collaborative collection between Magnetic Midnight and Shrimpton Couture is aptly named the Constellation Collection as it draws its inspiration from the stars, the ones that shine every night, both in the sky and on stage. It is an ode both to the beauty of the cosmos, the shining light of the galaxy, but also to the brilliance of the 1920s showgirls and 1940s Hollywood stars. Inspired by the stellar scene of the 1941 movie Ziegfeld Follies which was based on the incredible series of Broadway musicals of the same name, it uses Hedy Lamarr's iconic headpiece as a star-ting point of inspiration. It pays homage to the creativity of the Broadway culture and extravagance of the costume design and fashion of the era.
The Star Light headpiece is one of nine distinct, one-of-a-kind pieces that have been made exclusively for this collaboration. This larger sized, but lightweight headpiece, features a halo shape adorned with mirrored stars, sequin stars and beads, and a shooting star motif with dangling beads.
It is made from black velvet, acrylic mirror, sequins and silver beads. This piece is entirely handmade and a one off. As a result it may have slight imperfections, which only add to the uniqueness of the piece. To clean the mirrored surfaces, please gently and carefully wipe with a soft cotton cloth moistened with alcohol. In order to protect this piece, please store in it in it hard-sided box that it will ship in.
Measures 15" total height from bottom of dangling sides, which extend 2" past the bottom of the band, to the top x 14" total width. The height from the center of the band to the top is 7". The size of the band can be adjusted to fit any size.
Reference photos: (1-3) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon. Cherie is wearing a 1986 Murray Arbeid Silver Glitter Stars & Bows Ballgown Dress, available on the site here. / (4) Hedy Lamarr from Ziegfeld Follies, 1941.
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