The “problem” with collecting is that one thing naturally leads to another, and another, and … You get the picture. You find one vintage swimsuit and find you won’t be satisfied until you have a few more. But sometimes you just have to be happy with one.
As in my Picasso for White Stag raincoat. I’ve pretty much convinced myself that I must be happy with just the one item from this artist/ready-to-wear collaboration in 1963. The items from this line rarely come up for sale, and when they do they cost more than a retired teacher can justify spending. I keep hearing from people who have a piece, but they aren’t interested in selling, not that I blame them.
But sometimes you just get lucky. My luck wasn’t a piece of the clothing – it was a piece of fabric that contains the same Toros work as my raincoat. And whether or not this was printed for the White Stag line, I have no idea. I’ve not seen this print of various Picasso posters made into clothing, but that does not mean it was not used by White Stag; I’ve never seen my coat in a print reference either.
My piece of the fabric is one full repeat, and is about 1 yard by one yard. There is a nickel-sized hole that the seller didn’t bother to mention, but I can’t whine too much as it was a real ebay bargain. And it came from one of those rare “I’ll just spend a few minutes seeing if there is anything on ebay” moments that end up sucking me deeper and deeper into the ebay search machine. An hour later I’m peeved whenever I don’t find a thing I’d have, but this time produced not only this, but also a dandy 1950s Rose Marie Reid whimsical beach towel, which of course, I’ll show off at a later date.
Posted by samsara:
Though it is too true what you say about collecting. I have a Picasso print blouse and I want more MORE. Sometimes looking just whets the appetite.
Posted by Lizzie: