Vintage Miscellany, October 28, 2012

While the Northeast USA braces for a rare late hurricane, here in the Southern mountains, a rare early snow is forecast for the start of the week.   If you are in the warning area, please take this seriously.  I can tell you from experience that a storm with this much wind and water is not to be taken lightly.

Some reading for the evacuation route:

*   Fast fashion giant Forever 21 is in trouble for alleged wage law violations.   It’s good to see our own labor protection laws being acted on when violations are suspected.

*   And in a similar story, H&M has been accused of under-paying workers in Cambodia.

*   The Victoria and Albert in London has a special exhibition now through January, 2012, Hollywood Costume.  Clothes on Film has posted a great review.

*  Thank you, Net-A-Porter.  Someone desperately needs to hide Courtney Love’s scissors.

*   There are promising developments in the New York Garment District.

*   Curious about the inner working of Chanel?  I thought so.  (Unfortunately it does not include an explanation of those awful Brad Pitt commercials.)

*  In other Chanel news, the company has acquired Scottish cashmere maker Barrie Knitwear.

*   Good news for book lovers:  The latest from Jonathan Walford, 1950s American Fashion, has just been published.

*   I talk a lot about Made in the USA, but there are also  Made in the UK and  Made in France movements.

*   Levi’s newest line of jeans will contain 20% recycled plastic.

*  This is an old link, but so very interesting:  Construction techniques of Madeleine Vionnet. (thanks to Susan Grote)


Filed under Vintage Miscellany, Vintage Photographs

3 responses to “Vintage Miscellany, October 28, 2012

  1. Snow already? I wish I were back home for that! Awesome links, I can’t wait to dig in tonight while snuggled in bed with a cup of hot cocoa!


  2. Howdy Mame, You continue to suck me in with great delight! I love the new Briefs links. Thank you kindly for being an amazing American Textiles and Fashion resource for all of us. Rockin’ Regards, Althea in Oakland, CA


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