LaunchPad - April 2012 - (Page 83)

MILE TONES S Titanic: A Look Back A century ago, the RMS Titanic sank off the coast of Newfoundland, yet public fascination with the disaster hasn’t waned. Here, we look at the fashions and stories behind some of those onboard. OK, as this is just between friends, we’ll admit it: We’re suckers for all things Titanic. The fashions, the upperclass snobbery, the disaster, the it-can’tcome-soon-enough-re-release-of-the-LeoDiCaprio-film-in-3-D… Ahem. April 15 marks the 100-year anniversary of the luxury liner’s fateful maiden voyage, and seeing as we obviously can’t get enough, we thought it’d be interesting to take a look back at the impressive styles of the time. —Amy Dodds The wealthiest travelers onboard the ill-fated Titanic, John Jacob and Madeleine Force Astor, were returning home from an extended honeymoon in Egypt. John Astor was among the 1,522 people who perished. Gown: Couture House: House of Drécoll. Dress, 1912. Silk, No dimensions available. Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, Isabel Shults Fund and Millia Davenport and Zipporah Fleisher Fund, 1998 (1998.253.3). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Image copyright © The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource, NY; all other images: Getty Images Titanic captain Edward John Smith Mr. Algernon Barkworth, a Titanic survivor This gown, from the House of Drécoll in 1912, perfectly illustrates what fashionable ladies could have worn while strolling the Titanic’s upper deck. Banking and mining millionaire Benjamin Guggenheim with his wife Florette Seligman, circa 1910. Guggenheim died onboard the Titanic. Work it! A passenger uses the liner’s cutting-edge “cycle racing machine” in the gymnasium. 4.12 After losing their father in the tragedy, the “Titanic Orphans,” Michel Navratil, 4, and Edmond, 2, were reunited with their French mother only after she saw their picture in a newspaper. 83

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of LaunchPad - April 2012

LaunchPad - April 2012
Editor’s Notebook
In Touch
Runway Report
Star Struck
First Look
Inside Story
Brand New
Color Lab
Male Order
Tool Talk
My Way
20 Questions
Head of the Class
Salon of the Month
Beauty 911
Saving Face
Only Hue
Free Launch
Green Light Beauty
Cutting Board
Quick Tips
Advertiser Index
Look of the Month

LaunchPad - April 2012