What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Fairy Tale Fashion



Sylvie Facon

These are the gorgeous, beautifully-detailed gowns by French designer Sylvie Facon. Though some characterize her style as steampunk, I think it’s much more high fashion than any steampunk I’ve ever seen. Her one-of-a-kind designs employ complicated beading, hand-painting, and even, in one case, vintage book spines. But no matter how unexpected her materials, the gowns manage not to look costumey.

I tried to find out more about the artist, but it was all in French, and the combination of my high school French and Google translate resulted in a jumbled mess. So let’s just enjoy Ms. Facon’s artistry as something of a mystery.

You can look at more of the very talented Facon’s designs on her website.

All images property of Sylvie Facon.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

30 thoughts on “Fairy Tale Fashion

  1. Each piece deserves reflection; more than just a second look. Incredible detail!

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  2. Dreamy. Wonder what becomes of them?

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  3. These costumes are exceptional even by the standards of theatrical costumery. I love the use of motifs and of visual texture. I am most drawn to the pieces that involve books.

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  4. All I can say is that once she has chosen a theme or design, she is fully committed. Definitely impressive.

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  5. Stunning! You had me at fairytale. 🙂

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  6. Gah. These. Are just fabulous!!!

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  7. I am OBSESSED with these! So creative! ❤

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  8. Another great find! These are amazing.

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  9. No, not costumey! Amazingly creative, detailed high fashion!

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  10. Oh my, this speaks to me so much. I love it. Stunning. If there is anything you want me to translate for you Donna it would be my pleasure. Don’t hesitate to ask.

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  11. How gorgeous they are!! Sooo intricate! Just – WOW!!!

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