How many college freshmen does it take to pull the firewood from the forest? That question seems to be answered by these students from Middlebury College in Vermont. The young women are interestingly dressed. The one in front is wearing beads with her knickers. Only two of the women are wearing pants, even though it is a cold and snowy day outside. Of course the photo is staged, and that might explain the odd dress.
Note the sweater on the first young man. Nifty!
* For fans of the film Bill Cunningham New York, I’m sad to say that the wonderful Editta Sherman has died. She had a most interesting life.
* The Pendleton blog has a great post on their classic Turnabout skirt, explaining how it was developed, and the difficulties in bringing the skirt back into production.
* Karl Lagerfeld is being sued over comments he made about people being fat.
* And speaking of Chanel, T Magazine has an article on how the company has bought the small ateliers that make products and provide services such as Lesage and Maison Michel. It insures that these couture level services will continue, but at the same time the process seems so sterile. (I’m still waiting for my invite to this year’s Métiers d’Art. Do you think they’ve gone out yet?)
* A small yarn spinning company in Pennsylvania got a surprising call. They are producing the yarn for sweaters for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony uniforms. It’s good seeing that Ralph Lauren is not only making the Olympic items in the USA; the materials are being sourced here as well.
* Has there ever been a more famous suit than the pink Chanel copy (made by Chez Ninon) worn by Jackie Kennedy on November, 22, 1963? The New York Times tells us why we will never see it.
* If you missed Secrets of Selfridges , the story of Harry Selfridge and his famous London department store, when it aired last week, the entire program is available online.
* The Toronto Star tells us that sewing is back in fashion.
* The Fashion History Museum has just opened a new exhibition: MODe: Fashion in the Sixties.
* Now filming in Los Angeles, Under the Gunn , a new fashion reality show starring Tim Gunn. It premeires January 16, 2014, on Lifetime.
* And if you are in the mood for Christmas already, Vintage Traveler reader Rose Gabriel Smith sent me the link to her latest collection of songs, some of them traditional Australian Christmas songs. Enjoy!