FBF: The Sautoir, Then and Now

The French term for a long, convertible necklace featuring a tassel or other accoutrement (more French, y'all) is Sautoir. These beauties, most popular in the early 1900s, due to the ability to lengthen the silhouette of the straight, dropped waist dresses of the era, are gaining traction again with the help of current designers like Octium. In addition to our love for the Milanese made collection's answer to an old favorite, we have a few estate picks we're lusting after. Listen, over here at FFR, we've been know to tuck a ball gown into jeans because it 'looks great as a top', so anytime something is legitimately (read: on purpose) versatile, we're down. It may just be the Gemini in us, but we think all great things have a least two, um, personalities. 

The ultimate then and now – Elizabeth Taylor and Jessica Chastain in Bulgari. Big hair don't care, love you La Liz.

The ultimate then and now – Elizabeth Taylor and Jessica Chastain in Bulgari. Big hair don't care, love you La Liz.


Click to enlarge and get a few more deets about these sautoir babies.

 

Bon Weekend! 

xxFFR