Vintage Miscellany – January 18, 2015

This lovely ad card was published by The McCall Company in 1904.  On the reverse it reminded home sewers that MCall patterns were “Stylish, reliable, perfect-fitting and easy to use.”  Who could want more from a sewing pattern?

And now for the news…

*   Have you ever wondered why McCall’s (who owns Vogue Patterns) does not just re-release some of those fantastic designer patterns of the past?  They explain why on the McCall Pattern Company Blog.

*  The hot new branch of law is fashion law.

*   This was new to me:  The Bonnie Cashin Digital Collection at UCLA.  thanks to witness2fashion for the link

*   Our clothes often send strong messages, as Chirlane McCray found out the hard way.

*  Is it important that Joan Didion is appearing in Celine ads?

*   And does it signal a new relationship between fashion and age?

*  Fashion critic Cathy Horyn is back and at The Cut.

*   If you are in need of a deep rabbit hole in which to fall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has provided one in the form of digitized vintage catalogues.

*   Forever 21 is at it again with the copying. thanks to Christina for the link

*   A day in the life of a museum curator.

On a more personal note, I see that I’ve (finally) gone over 700 WordPress followers.  Thanks to all of you who follow, read, and comment, and who let me know I’m not here talking to myself.  It is greatly appreciated.


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10 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – January 18, 2015

  1. wonderful cover…needs to be framed / at very least in protective cover,,just great ,Lizzie



    Here’s to another 700. Congratulations. I just love your blog and what I learn!


  3. My hat’s off to the Met Museum for their online collection. I love that they’re adding catalogs. More too obsess about! Congrats on the well-earned 700!


  4. Congratulations, Lizzie! I’m surprised it’s not 70,000 (or even more zeros!) And thanks so much for the tip on the catalog collection. Talk about rabbit holes–this one might go all the way to China.


  5. Liz

    Lizzie, Thanks for the link to the piece about fashion law. We just saw the wonderful “Faking It” exhibit at the FIT in NYC, again thanks to you–we’ll definitely add that museum to our yearly itinerary!


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