How do you fabrics : Franz Xaver Winterhalter (20 April 1805 – 8 July 1873)
German painter and lithographer, known for his portraits of royalty in the mid-nineteenth century. He was a virtuoso in the art of conveying the texture of fabrics, furs and jewellery, to which he paid no less attention than to the face. He painted very rapidly and very fluently, designing most of his compositions directly in the canvas. His portraits are elegant, refined, lifelike, and pleasantly idealized.
Michelle Dockery attends the photocall for the fifth season of Downton Abbey in Beverly Hills (23 July 2014)
Shirley: Visions of Reality / 2013 / dir. Gustav Deutsch
Inspired by the art of American painter Edward Hopper
Paris-based designer Lara Melchior created collection of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings for &Other Stories. Working with sterling silver and gold plating, she shaped her designs by hand, providing the magic touch that defines her delicate aesthetic. As Lara puts it: “Jewellery shouldn’t steal a woman’s thunder, it’s meant to make her look even more beautiful.”
Michelle Dockery of the PBS Masterpiece TV series, “Downton Abbey,” poses for a portrait during press day at The Beverly Hilton on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)