Underneath The Christmas Tree Coat

Anne Gunning wearing Jacques Fath’s voluminous pleated taffeta evening wrap The Christmas Tree Coat, 1951

 

CHRISTMAS TREE

Light me up put me on top, let’s
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la
Light me up put me on top, let’s
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la, la

The only place you’ll wanna be is

My Christmas tree’s delicious
Oh ,oh, a Christmas
My Christmas tree’s delicious

Light you up put you on top, let’s
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, let’s go
Light you up put you on top, let’s
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, let’s go

Ho ho ho, under the mistletoe
Yes everybody knows
We will take off our clothes
Yes, if you want us to we will

You, oh ,oh, a Christmas
My Christmas tree’s delicious
Oh ,oh, a Christmas
My Christmas tree’s delicious

Here, here, here, the best time of the year
Take off my stocking’s, we’re
Out spreading Christmas cheer
Yes, if you want us to we will

You, oh ,oh, a Christmas
My Christmas tree’s delicious
Oh ,oh, a Christmas
My Christmas tree’s delicious

Space cowboy, Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga
And she goes
Space cowboy, Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga
Here we go

Cherry, cherry, boom, boom

Lady Gaga

 

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Jacques Fath’s Muse

Geneviève and Jacques Fath. Photos by Nina Leen, 1946

 
 

 Photo by Maurice Jarnoux

 
 

Jacques Fath, who has been described by Italian journalist Bonaventuro Calora as “extremely effeminate” and a former lover of the French film director Léonide Moguy, married, in 1939, Geneviève Boucher de la Bruyère. The bride was a former model from an aristocratic family who had been a secretary to Coco Chanel. They had one son, Philippe (born 1943). According to Fath’s friend Princess Giovanna Pignatelli Aragona Cortés, Geneviève Fath, who directed the business side of her husband’s firm during his lifetime, was a lesbian.

Mrs Jacques Fath travelled the US with a $12, 000 wardrobe — almost $116.000 in today’s currency — all created by her husband, the legendary Jacques Fath. This included 17 hats, 16 pairs of shoes, 10 handbags, four umbrellas, and other accessories, not including 12 trunks full of suits and dresses.

 
 

Life Magazine, April 19, 1948

Fath on Stairs

Jacques Fath Leaning on Stair Railing. Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

 
 

Alan Band Photos

 
 

Lisa Fonssagrives photographed by her first husband, Fernand Fonssagrives, c. 1949

 
 

Simone Micheline Bodin, better known as “Bettina”, and Frances McLaughlin-Gill. Photo by Gordon Parks, 1950

 
 

The model Patricia Donald Smith is wearing Jacques Fath. Photo by Walde Huth, 1955