Vintage Miscellany – July 12, 2015

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.

*   Dumpster diving for beauty products is a real thing.

*   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.



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9 responses to “Vintage Miscellany – July 12, 2015

  1. Oooo, what a yummy selection of things to read & view.
    Thank you!


  2. Dumpster Diving??? As a teen, my friends used to Dumpster Dive at Florists Dumpster….But I never dreamed at trying Ulta. Thanks for the tip, Liz. smile.


  3. that is the only thing I have ever read that Givhan has ever written that somehow reads like an interview…she always has to add her all too obvious “socially deprived” /misguided comments -I never remember Donna Karan apologizing for anything-much less -her hip size! I have met her/been to her collections and in her showroom to collect samples for my editorials…her personal style was the inspiration of her well as the era we were living in…if anyone has any vintage Karan …wow-good for you-why not wear it!?…Givhan should get her facts straight ! She has entitled herself a “Fashion Critic”! !? Really…I did not know there was a course in that? Much less a diploma? How can one criticize an industry they have never been a professional in?


  4. Christina

    I had no idea that dumpster diving for cosmetics existed. I can think of a better way for the cosmetic companies to recycle their lightly used products. They could be donated to agencies who support unemployed financially challenged women when they apply for job interviews. We have such agencies here in Canada that provide clothing for women who are applying for interviews. They are also given advice on presentation and decent make-up and skin care products would be welcome.


  5. Too much choice! Ok, I’m going in…don’t wait for me… First the zany Zandra…


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