Creative Director Dara Caponigro Is Enthralled by 1930s Style

February 4, 2022
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I’m ready for the return of glamour—and no era did it quite like the 1930s. From the mix of masculine and feminine that dominated fashion to the glitz of Hollywood’s Golden Age to the sharp lines and sinuous curves of Art Deco design, the ‘30s were all about an elegant modernity that I find very sexy and appealing.

  • Juno Torchiere by Stephen Antonson

    “In black or white plaster, it’s an elegant silhouette in any room.”

  • Faceted Drop Top-Handle Bag by Simone Rocha

    “It’s like a giant black diamond—shiny and sexy but powerful.”

  • Drapery Wallcovering by Schumacher

    “Paul Poiret designed this in 1930—it’s so dramatic.”

  • Natalia Dark Gold Platform Bow Heel by Loeffler Randall

    “These would work with anything from jeans to eveningwear.” 

  • Coucher Du Soleil Bracelet by Vhernier

    “I can imagine Joan Crawford wearing this.”

  • Gucci Spring 2022 Collection

    “A rock ‘n’ roll version of 1930s fashion. You could even wear it to work!”

  • Villa Panel Wallcovering by Miles Redd for Schumacher

    “Miles Redd’s take on Old Hollywood.”

  • Pavé Dome Tassel Lariat by Mish

    “It feels severe and sensual all at once.”

  • Roche Candlesticks by Meg Braff for Wildwood

    “Inspired by the magical designer Serge Roche.”

  • Clary Sconce by Julie Neill

    “The stylized foliage feels very era-appropriate.”

  • Plumes Wallcovering by Schumacher

    “Another Paul Poiret original.”

  • Greek Waves Trim by Miles Redd for Schumacher

    “A sinuous, stylized wave reduced to just the essentials.”