In The Dressmaker, Kate Winslet’s Tilly Dunnage brings haute couture-inspired fashions in rich jewel tones and sumptuous fabrics to the women living in the dreary, dusty, rural Australian town of her childhood. The film is set in the early 1950s, when the hour-glass silhouette was in vogue: sloping shoulders, pointed bodices, nipped-in waists, and A-line or hip-hugging pencil skirts. That decade Schreiner of New York made high-quality costume jewelry in rich jewel tones and elegant designs to complement the ‘50s look. These fabulous clip-back earrings are one of his creations. They feature a cluster of faceted round, oval and square deep-red glass stones in a snowflake-like shape. These earrings are as flattering an accessory to today’s fashions as they were to the distinctive style of the ‘50s.
Dressed in her Tilly Dunnage frocks or her own everyday wear, Kate Winslet would look stunning in these earrings, and so would you!
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When I think of the 1950s – because I will first think of the jewelry – pieces by makers such as Schreiner first come to mind. Unlike those who created the fabulous fakes usually associated with that decade, he and some of his contemporaries designed costume jewelry that never tried…