Vintage Miscellany – May 22, 2011

* Next week, the National Museum of China in Beijing opens Louis Vuitton: Voyages.   I’m sorry I’ll miss this one, but perhaps someone reading this will be in China before it ends in September.  According to the article, most Vuitton items are now made in China.  There is something seriously wrong with that.  (via the Museumist)

*  Lin at Vintage Voyager is doing a series on her visit to Amsterdam’s  Tassenmuseum,  the Museum of Bags and Purses.  Here and here.

*  I’ve long been a fan of Mod Betty at Retro Roadmap, and last week she was featured on Vintage Allies Variety Broadcasting.  So listen as she talks about the Roadmap and her life of collecting.

*  Anne of Vintage Baubles has written a great bio of  Irene Saltern, one of the sportswear designers working in California in the mid 20th century.

*  What makes an item museum-worthy?  Some answers from a curator at the Smithsonian’s American History Museum.

*  There is currently an exhibition of  Knoll textiles at the  Bard Garduate Center in NYC,  through July 31, 2011. (via Exhibiting Fashion)

*  From the museum of the City of New York, dressing a mannequin in a  fragile antique dress (via mcny.org)

*  And yet another reason to visit NYC this summer, The Museum at FIT is showing Sporting Life, starting May 25 and running through November 5, 2001.

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5 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – May 22, 2011

  1. Great links! Thanks also for your comment on guest post :)

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  2. What a fun blog! I’m so glad you were mentioned on the Sewcratic Method! And what a great links list, too. I’m so glad to have found you!

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  3. A great resource for fashion and vintage enthusiasts.
    Thank you!

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  4. Thanks so much for the kind words. I’m glad you have found me as well!

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