Yes, it did snow here in the mountains last night. After weeks of very warm and springlike weather, winter, it seems, has returned.
All I know for sure about today’s vintage photo is that it was developed in 1956. It must have been a bit of a warm day, with the man’s sleeves rolled, and the woman’s having unzipped hers. I think my favorite thing about this photo is the man seen between the pair, waiting his turn to slide while the camera hogs pose.
And now for some news…
- We all know that the Garment District in New York City has been shrinking over the past few decades. Now it looks as if it going to get even smaller. The thinking is that garment product will be better placed in a new complex in Brooklyn.
- The President addressed Congress, and the Democratic women wore white as a symbol of women’s rights, as white was a color of the women’s suffrage movement. “Fashion expert”, Rep. Cramer of North Dakota laid it all on Mrs. Clinton: “There is no question, there is a disease associated with the notion that a bunch of women would wear bad-looking white pantsuits in solidarity with Hillary Clinton to celebrate her loss.”
- Margaret Hubl’s family honored her legacy as a quilter by draping them on the pews at her funeral.
- The director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has resigned under pressure from the museum’s board of directors. It has a lot to do with money, of course.
- By contrast, I thought this article about the “de-growth” of museums was interesting, and very appropriate.
- I know I’ve been talking a lot about Patagonia lately. Take a listen to this great podcast about North Face and Patagonia.
- Moving the production of Harris Tweed into the 21st century has been a challenge.
- How did it all change in 1967?
- Canadian-Made Apparel continues to make shirts in – you guessed it – Canada.
- The production line of a Chinese-owned factory in Myanmar, which makes clothing for Swedish-owned H & M, was destroyed in a violent workers’ dispute.
- Swimsuit maker Anne Cole (Cole of California) died in January at age 90.
- Here’s an interesting conversation with Converse sneakers archivist, Sam Smallidge.
- This has absolutely nothing to do with fashion, but I loved it and so will you.