Lately I have been obsessing over dressing tables… the ultimate in feminine elegance, glamour, and indulgence. I particularly love skirted dressing tables, and the more ruffles the better! According to the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, the vanity as we know it today began to develop in the late 17th century in Europe. It was not until the early part of the 20th century, during the Art Deco period in both Europe and America, that luxurious dressing tables came to epitomize the modern concept of glamour and luxury, thanks to Hollywood films of the 1920s and ’30s. Below, I have compiled 25 of my favorite examples….
Mita Corsini Bland for Brunschwig & Fils
Nancy Lancaster via Picture of Elegance
via Belclaire House
Grace Kelly in High Society
From Grace Kelly to Tory Burch, the skirted dressing table exudes classic and timeless glamour. Which one is your favorite? To read more about other key elements of old school traditional decor, which is making a comeback, click here!