I’m sure this young woman was skirting the rules with her jumper unbuttoned to the waist and her shorts in plain view at the country club. What a rebel!
* Donna Karan is stepping down as designer of her label. I can’t remember a time when she was not designing. LVMH, the owners of the line have decided to cease production, and dozens will lose their jobs.
* Here’s a happy look inside the Chanel Atelier.
* Fashionista did a week-long series on fashion made in the USA. There’s some real food for thought, and a bit of nonsense.
* If you love WWI fashions, then you have to browse these online catalogs from 1916 and 1917.
* The Costume Society is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and the publisher of their journal has made 50 articles available for reading online for a short time.
* Here’s an interesting story about how a woman kept after the V & A until they added her coat to their collection.
* It’s never a good idea to assume that a certain designer “invented” a particular garment, or introduced a concept to the fashion world.
* The Fashion History Museum has opened at their new home in Cambridge, Ontario.
* Lauren at Wearing History has posted a great look at WWII era women’s work overalls.
* What designer Zandra Rhodes is doing to improve the working situation for textile workers in Bangladesh.