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Elegance Collection

"Elegance: A Timeless Tapestry of Beauty and Grace" Step into a world where elegance reigns supreme, guided by the impeccable taste of Charles and Flora McDonald

Background imageElegance Collection: Raphael Kirchner - Art Nouveau Girl playing the harp

Raphael Kirchner - Art Nouveau Girl playing the harp from the Greek Virgins postcard series. Date: 1900

Background imageElegance Collection: Ball at La Monnaie, 1912 (oil on canvas)

Ball at La Monnaie, 1912 (oil on canvas)
CUL4929406 Ball at La Monnaie, 1912 (oil on canvas) by Moreau, Henri (1869-1943); Musee des Beaux-Arts, Tournai, Belgium; (add.info.: MOREAU, Henri (1869-1943). Ball at La Monnaie. 1912

Background imageElegance Collection: Charles and Flora McDonald

Charles and Flora McDonald
Prince Charles Edward Stuart bids farewell to Flora MacDonald who aided his escape

Background imageElegance Collection: Art Deco lady with lipstick

Art Deco lady with lipstick
Striking illustration showing a lady wearing a dramatic black hat with veil, together with red beads and a flamboyant turned up collar, about to apply vivid red lipstick

Background imageElegance Collection: Dior dress and Fath suit, 1954

Dior dress and Fath suit, 1954
A dress in diaphanous floral chiffon with a 3D rose at the shoulder and a leather belt at the waist by Christian Dior. On the right is the braced silhouette of a tweed suit by Fath with vertical

Background imageElegance Collection: The Dolly Sisters, New York

The Dolly Sisters, New York
The Dolly Sisters in the Greenwich Village Follies, New York, 1924. Photograph by Alfred Cheney Johnston 1924

Background imageElegance Collection: Hartnell ballgown

Hartnell ballgown
An evening dress designed by Norman Hartnell in full-skirted organza glittered with love knots

Background imageElegance Collection: ballerina's back 2

ballerina's back 2
Young beautiful ballerina is posing in studio. Alexander Yakovlev

Background imageElegance Collection: Antique Japanese Woodblock, woman serving tea

Antique Japanese Woodblock, woman serving tea
This Japanese art print is a portrait of the tea house waitress Naniwaya Okita in a beautiful kimono serving a cup of tea, 1790. The print bears the artists signature

Background imageElegance Collection: CJ8 3660 Ferrari Roma

CJ8 3660 Ferrari Roma
Ferrari Roma, Salon Prive, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, September 2020

Background imageElegance Collection: Lily of the valley 19 century illustration

Lily of the valley 19 century illustration
A digitally restored image of an original antique litho by Julius Hoeppner (1839-1893) from Schule der Blumenmalerei published in 1890

Background imageElegance Collection: The Tatler Autumn Fashion Number 1955

The Tatler Autumn Fashion Number 1955
A stunning, bold front cover design featuring a tall and elegant woman wearing a simple black strapless evening dress and a sumptuous lime green wrap with matching choker necklace

Background imageElegance Collection: Dromoland Castle

Dromoland Castle side entrance with no people framed by tree branches

Background imageElegance Collection: Gebrauchsgraphik front cover April 1930

Gebrauchsgraphik front cover April 1930
Front cover of Gebrauchsgraphik, the journal of international advertising art featuring an elegant woman in a black suit and hat sitting in a whiteh tub chair

Background imageElegance Collection: Monsieur de St. George, April 4, 1788. Creator: William Ward

Monsieur de St. George, April 4, 1788. Creator: William Ward
Monsieur de St. George, April 4, 1788

Background imageElegance Collection: Pretty Parisian Girl lacing up her brown leather boots

Pretty Parisian Girl lacing up her brown leather boots
Les Bottines Jaunes (The Yellow Boots) by Leo Fontan (although the boots appear in this reproduction as brown!) - a pretty Parisian girl lacing up her brown leather boots Date: circa 1919

Background imageElegance Collection: Monte Carlo advertisement 1931

Monte Carlo advertisement 1931
Stylish advertisement for Monte Carlo on the French Riviera, winter sun destination for the smart and well-heeled, suggesting that you can enjoy both sport

Background imageElegance Collection: St. Petersburg, Russia; Ballet dancers onstage during the performance of Tchaikovskys ballet Swan

St. Petersburg, Russia; Ballet dancers onstage during the performance of Tchaikovskys ballet Swan
St.Petersburg, Russia; Ballet dancers onstage during the performance of Tchaikovskys ballet Swan Lake

Background imageElegance Collection: Advertisement for Thomsons glove-fitting corset

Advertisement for Thomsons glove-fitting corset
An advertisement for Thomsons glove-fitting corset, promising the wearer comfort and elegance

Background imageElegance Collection: Gebrauchsgrafik illustration 1928

Gebrauchsgrafik illustration 1928
A highly stylised art deco illustration of a man and woman in evening dress, possibly off to the theatre

Background imageElegance Collection: The Cocktail Girl! By Alfred Leete

The Cocktail Girl! By Alfred Leete
A surreal illustration of a lady made from cocktail paraphernalia, showing her leisurely smoking a cigarette. The illustration is evocative of the 1920s when cocktails

Background imageElegance Collection: Sea nettle jellyfish (chrysaora fuscescens), Monterey Aquarium, California

Sea nettle jellyfish (chrysaora fuscescens), Monterey Aquarium, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageElegance Collection: Le Smart Carman. Ne porte que des diamants de Bluze, by Auguste Roubille (1872-1955), print

Le Smart Carman. Ne porte que des diamants de Bluze, by Auguste Roubille (1872-1955), print
Posters, France, 19th century. Le Smart Carman. Ne porte que des diamants de Bluze. Print by Auguste Roubille (1872-1955)

Background imageElegance Collection: Ballet dancers training

Ballet dancers training
A group of ballet dancers training in a rehearsal studio. circa 1940s

Background imageElegance Collection: Art Deco Wedding

Art Deco Wedding
Fashion design for an elegant wedding group. The brides dress is made from white brocade and satin. Bridesmaid wears a grey trimmed dress as does a wedding guest

Background imageElegance Collection: Advert / 4711 Cologne Ils

Advert / 4711 Cologne Ils
4711 Eau de Cologne - perfect elegance

Background imageElegance Collection: Inside Opera House, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, South America

Inside Opera House, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, South America

Background imageElegance Collection: Actress Diana Dors surrounded by autograph hunters at Cannes Film Festival

Actress Diana Dors surrounded by autograph hunters at Cannes Film Festival May 1956

Background imageElegance Collection: Corner View of Harrods

Corner View of Harrods
The elegant facade of Harrods is matched by the elegance of its customers

Background imageElegance Collection: Chemstrand - Woollen vest top - Model: Pattie Boyd

Chemstrand - Woollen vest top - Model: Pattie Boyd
Client: Chemstrand - Woollen striped vest top - Model: Pattie Boyd - Shoot: November 17, 1965. Date: 1965

Background imageElegance Collection: Chemstrand - Woollen striped vest top - Pattie Boyd

Chemstrand - Woollen striped vest top - Pattie Boyd
Client: Chemstrand - Woollen striped vest top - Model Pattie Boyd - Shoot: November 17, 1965. Date: 1965

Background imageElegance Collection: Client: Chemstrand - White Dress - Model Pattie Boyd

Client: Chemstrand - White Dress - Model Pattie Boyd
Client: Chemstrand - Woollen White Dress - Model Pattie Boyd - Shoot: November 17, 1965. Date: 1965

Background imageElegance Collection: Naked woman sitting on chair in studio, (B&W), portrait

Naked woman sitting on chair in studio, (B&W), portrait

Background imageElegance Collection: 1940s style Navy pin-up girl posing with a vintage Corsair aircraft

1940s style Navy pin-up girl posing with a vintage Corsair aircraft
Beautiful 1940s style Navy pin-up girl posing with a vintage Corsair aircraft

Background imageElegance Collection: A couple of tango dancers perform a live-show in a restaurant of La Boca, Buenos Aires

A couple of tango dancers perform a live-show in a restaurant of La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Background imageElegance Collection: Florida, Palm Beach, Worth Avenue

Florida, Palm Beach, Worth Avenue

Background imageElegance Collection: Portrait of a girl with a book, possibly Giulia di Alessandro de Medici, 1584-1550

Portrait of a girl with a book, possibly Giulia di Alessandro de Medici, 1584-1550, (oil on wood panel)
7146797 Portrait of a girl with a book, possibly Giulia di Alessandro de Medici, 1584-1550, (oil on wood panel) by Bronzino, Agnolo di Cosimo (1503-72); Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Tuscany

Background imageElegance Collection: Ball at the Moulin de la Galette, 1876 (oil on canvas)

Ball at the Moulin de la Galette, 1876 (oil on canvas)
XIR36481 Ball at the Moulin de la Galette, 1876 (oil on canvas) by Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919); 131x175 cm; Musee d Orsay, Paris, France; French, out of copyright

Background imageElegance Collection: A couple of Professional Tango dancers on Avenida Corrientes at sunset

A couple of Professional Tango dancers on Avenida Corrientes at sunset, with the Obelisk monument in the background. Buenos Aires, Argentina. (MR)

Background imageElegance Collection: Ballerina at class

Ballerina at class
Young beautiful ballet dancer is posing in studio. Alexander Yakovlev

Background imageElegance Collection: Marilyn Monroe in London July 1956

Marilyn Monroe in London July 1956

Background imageElegance Collection: Couple driving in Milan, Italy, on a scooter

Couple driving in Milan, Italy, on a scooter

Background imageElegance Collection: CJ8 3602 Alpine A110

CJ8 3602 Alpine A110
An original Alpine and two of thenewer A110 versions, Salon Prive, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, September 2020

Background imageElegance Collection: Solar eclipse August 21 Wisconsin

Solar eclipse August 21 Wisconsin
Solar eclipse August 21, 2017 at 1:15pm from Wisconsin, USA 85% Coverage

Background imageElegance Collection: Le Miroir des Modes front cover - art deco woman & goldfish

Le Miroir des Modes front cover - art deco woman & goldfish
Front cover of French fashion magazine, Le Miroir des Modes featuring a woman in a draped red patterned day dress alongside a glass sphere or bowl of goldfish. Date: c.1920

Background imageElegance Collection: Young man in a suit and without shirt lying on a couch

Young man in a suit and without shirt lying on a couch

Background imageElegance Collection: Young man in a suit and without shirt kneeling on a couch

Young man in a suit and without shirt kneeling on a couch

Background imageElegance Collection: Young man in underwear with headphones in colorful light

Young man in underwear with headphones in colorful light



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"Elegance: A Timeless Tapestry of Beauty and Grace" Step into a world where elegance reigns supreme, guided by the impeccable taste of Charles and Flora McDonald. Like an Art Deco lady with perfectly painted lips, they curated a collection that exudes sophistication. The Dolly Sisters, enchanting New York with their charm and style, epitomized elegance in every step they took. Their presence was as captivating as a Hartnell ballgown, flowing effortlessly with grace. An Antique Japanese Woodblock depicts a woman serving tea with delicate movements - her poise reflecting the essence itself. Raphael Kirchner's Art Nouveau Girl playing the harp transports us to an ethereal realm where beauty harmonizes with talent. Monsieur de St. George's portrait from April 4th, 1788 captures the refined allure of another era; his attire speaks volumes about his cultivated taste and timeless elegance. In contrast to historical grandeur, the sleek lines of CJ8 3660 Ferrari Roma embody modern-day opulence while maintaining an air of understated refinement, and is a symbol of contemporary elegance on wheels. Lily-of-the-valley blooms delicately illustrated in the 19th century remind us that nature too possesses its own brand of elegant simplicity – a reminder that true beauty can be found even in the smallest details. The Tatler Autumn Fashion Number for 1955 showcases fashion-forward designs that transcend time; each ensemble capturing the spirit through innovative cuts and luxurious fabrics. Dior dresses and Fath suits from 1954 transport us back to an era when haute couture reigned supreme – where craftsmanship met creativity resulting in garments that exuded unparalleled sophistication. Le Smart Carman wearing only diamonds by Bluze immortalized by Auguste Roubille reminds us that sometimes extravagance can also be synonymous with elegance – if done tastefully and artfully crafted. Elegance is not merely a word.