I found a set of photos showing early 1940s women modeling sportswear. There is no indication of the company that made the garments, but they are all top-notch. This playsuit and skirt, with the bias cut fabric is one of my favorites. The stripes work so well with the pleated shorts. No wonder these sets are currently highly sought out by the vintage-wearing set.
And now for the news…
- I knew that chemists experimented with making fabric from milk, but the connection to Mussolini is a new one on me. Thanks to Beth for the link.
- Fashion waste continues to plague the Earth.
- Fashion company Vetements took the campaign against over-consumption to the Saks Fifth Avenue windows, which seems like an odd thing for a business in clothing retail to do.
- A new book explores what the clothing of writers says about them.
- What happens when someone tweets a clever phrase, it is sent to a maker of tee shirt who uses the phrase without considering the source, and the tee shirt is then worn by a famous singer in a concert?
- My new favorite website.
- Project Runway returns August 17.
- No link, but I have it on good authority that there will be no fashion exhibition this fall at the Met’s Costume Institute.