There’s nothing like a rousing game of croquet on a Sunday afternoon. I cannot say why the woman in the center appears to be lifting her skirt so high. It could be that she is just holding a cloth. But do note the girls and the length of their dresses. The very young girl on the right has a skirt that just skims her knees. There are what looks to be two older girls in the background, as their skirts are just a little longer.
And now for the news…
* The Patagonia company is getting serious about sustainability.
* The fabric of the frontier: How textiles help us understand the American West.
* John Galliano lost his suit against Dior for unfair dismissal.
* There are times when I read something and I just jump up and shout, YES!” It looks like skinny jeans may really be on their way out.
* And even more good news: Barbara Hulaniicki is returning to designing for the label she started, Biba. Thanks to Jonathan for the link
* What do you think happened to a woman who wore slacks to a courtroom in 1938?
* Ann Demeulemeester discussed life after fashion: “It is the first time I don’t feel like I have a rope around my neck.”
* I’d never heard of Maria Kipp, but her story is fascinating. Thanks to Mod Betty for the link.
* A lot is written about how authentic – or not – movie and television costumes are, and this great post shows some examples. It makes me wonder if all the retro sewing that is happening now will cause a lot of confusion for collectors in the future.
* Okay, this has nothing to do with fashion, but I’ve got to agree somewhat. Twitter mourning is tacky.