I recently was lucky enough to get a set of photo from fellow VFG member, Poppy’s Vintage Clothing, all of a group of women and a golf club. Note that there is a very important element missing in the photo above – the golf ball! It appears that the women were just posing. I posted on Instagram that the women all looked to be too corseted to be playing golf, and was then sent a photo of a circa 1895 golfing corset. I guess it was like the spots bra of that era.
My photos are not dated, but are 1910 or so.
I appreciate all the thoughtful comments and interesting ideas posted last week in my series on working toward a guilt-free closet. The topic continues to be in the news.
- NPR asked, “What Happens When Fashion Becomes Fast, Disposable And Cheap?”
- “Factory disasters such as Rana Plaza are not merely flukes of bad luck.” Ilana Winterstein on the Huffington Post.
- I mentioned Eileen Fisher in a post last week. Here’s more about her company’s efforts in being more ethical.
- Will the “mainstream consumer” be able to embrace slow fashion? And be sure to also read “Why the Fashion Industry Is Out of Control” linked at the bottom of the article.
- H&M is good at talking sustainability, but can they be good at actually being sustainable when they are in the fast fashion industry?
- British department store Harvey Nichols used a 100 year old woman in their May 2016 ads. This was in celebration of British Vogue’s 100th anniversary. I look forward to a time when this sort of thing is so common that it is not news.
- The First Monday in May, the documentary on the Met’s Costume Institute Gala, has stimulated a lot of conversation. Nathalie Atkinson asks, ”
Can fashion documentaries be anything other than long-form ads?
- Robin Givhan asks, “Fashion may be art, but does it belong in a museum?”
- It also produced a few laughs in the form of The New York Times review.
- The Gala brings in a lot of cash, but in general, the Metropolitan is working on a big deficit. It’s a bit hard to feel sorry for them when a recent change in “branding” (meaning a new logo) cost three million dollars.
- I’ve written quite a bit about the pros and cons of no photography policies at museums. But for some exhibitions, the V&A has actually declared, ” No sketching.” That seems to be so anti-art.
- Queen Maxima of the Netherlands was in Germany and she wore a coat that some on the internet pounced on as only the internet can.
- There are historical reasons why bridesmaids dress the same.
- I love the WWW, but I found this report at The Guardian to be deeply disturbing.