Here’s one happy traveler and one who thinks he’d rather be at home reading the paper and listening to the radio. I think I’ll hang out with her.
* There’s a saying about the 1960s: If you can remember them then you weren’t really there. That’s nonsense, thank goodness, otherwise we’d not have great articles like this one that features Betsey Johnson.
* Scotland’s Barrie Knitwear is doing so well that they have actually taken on more workers, and will be hiring again.
* John Galliano talked with Hamish Bowles about the pressure to succeed at his new job.
* Last week the internet celebrated the life of Leonard Nimoy, whose
Dr. Mr. Spock character on Star Trek taught us in the 1960s that the best human of all was actually half alien. This fan page shows how his famous ears were crafted, along with other costume goodies. Thanks to Christina for the link.
* I’ll soon be reviewing the Museum at FIT exhibition, Yves Saint Laurent + Halston. Here is an excellent interview with Fred Dennis, the senior curator of costume about the show and the work of the two designers. There is also a video interview with the curators of the exhibition, Patricia Mears and Emma McClendon.
* Writer Christina Robert talks about the appeal of slow fashion at High 50.
* And along the same lines, are we seeing “the end of fashion as we know it”?
* Tonight is the ending of the season of Downton Abbey for US viewers. Costume designer Anna Mary Scott Robbins discusses her work on the PBS website.
* There was another incredible thrift store find reported last week.
* Bloomberg posted a photo essay of the glory days of the NYC Garment District.
* Here’s another photo essay, this one titled 121 Professional Sports Photographs Taken before 1925. Thought the title is a bit misleading (there are quite a few photos of high school students) it’s a fascinating look back at sportswomen and sportsmen. Thanks to Mod Betty for the link.