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Vintage #1

04/25/2009

poiret_1920

flon flon, paul poiret 1920  

vionnet_1936

evening dress, madeleine vionnet 1936

ferragamo_1949

shoes, salvatore ferragamo 1949

gernreich_1955

  bathing suit, rudi gernreich 1967

hermes_1960

gloves, hermes 1960

levine_1960s

boots, herbert levine 1960s  

pucci_1969

bathing suit, emillio pucci 1969

neilson_1970s

sandals, layne nielson 1970s

halston_1970s

jumpsuit, halston 1970s  

gernreich_1970

dresses, rudi gernreich 1970

gres_1970s

evening dresses, madame gres 1970s

galanos_1975-85

hat, james galanos 1975-1985

miyake_1976

ensemble, issey miyake 1976 

miyake_1979

ensemble, issey miyake 1979

serendipity3_1977

duffle bag, serendipity3 1977

mclaren_1980

ensemble, malcolm mclaren 1980  

westwood_1982

sweater, vivienne westwood 1982

cdg_1984

sweater, comme des garcons 1984 

miyake_seashell_1985

seashell coat, issey miyake 1985

gaultier_1985

sweater, jean paul gaultier  1985

muglar_1987

purse, thierry muglar 1987

muglar_1990

dress, thierry muglar 1990  

ck_1991

jumpsuit, calvin klein 1991

chanel_1990

sunglasses, chanel 1990

westwood_1991

dress, vivienne westwood 1991 

yohji_1993

dress(right), yohji yamamoto 1993

ck_1994

espadrilles, calvin klein 1994

cdg_1990s

dress, comme des garcons 1990s 

gaultier_2003

integral suit, jean paul gaultier 2003

lang_2005

boots, helmut lang 2005

 

via The Costume Institute. I’m obsessed with researching the site and completely entranced.

What makes a garment worth archiving? Most pieces are often donated to museums so right away they’ve lucked out in becoming part of the collection.  None the less, each item is inspiring in their own right, may be truly 1st of its kind, may have lived a longer life than I….

Fashion in its fast forward frenzy of continuous change, awaits for someone(s) to press pause. One could brazenly say that trends are failures waiting to happen. “Fashion is so ugly that it has to change every day,” said Oscar Wilde. I’m not agreeing or disagreeing, but I do believe in the perseverance of thoughtful design. An end result should be a beginning to new ideas. With this recession, design will undoubtedly be affected and I’m interested to see where the times take us. For certain though is that individuals will plan more if not better. And when we look back to the times now in the future, let’s hope that ‘product’ is recognizably thoughtful and deserving of human appreciation.

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