The year: 1933. The place: Buppert Estate. The women: Who knows?
I wonder who had the thought, “Let’s go out in the snow that is up to our shins wearing our skirts and pose with snowballs.” I really hope I never have thoughts like that!
* The New York Historical Society will be exhibiting Bill Cunningham’s Facades photographs. Taken between 1968 and 1975, Bill used friends dressed in historical clothing found in flea markets and thrift stores and photographed them around the city. March 14, 2014 through June 15, 2014.
* Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki was interviewed for BBC Radio. Don’t cry when she tells how they threw out all the Biba patterns and samples. Thanks to Rubyfoot for the link.
* The Chinese trademark office has cancelled protection of Burberry’s trademark Nova Check. Burberry is protesting. The plaid was first used by Burberry in 1920.
* The Met is gearing up for the Charles James exhibition. Here’s a close look at one of the garments.
* Are people willing to pay more for “Made in the USA?”
* Remember alpaca sweaters? There is a movement underway to bring back alpaca as a luxury fiber.
* Vivienne Westwood has been working with a biographer on her life story. This promises to be interesting! Thanks to Joyatri for the link.
* Here’s a great new fashion history blog to bookmark: Witness2fashion. It’s written by Susan, who is a regular poster here.