Monthly Archives: October 2010

Then&Now- special edition

Sonia Delaunay, swimsuits, 1928                                                    Lea Gottlieb for Gottex, inspired by Sonia Delaunay, 1998 I mentioned … Continue reading

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EVENT: Vintage: Value, Values and Enduring Design

The 12th Annual New York Fashion Conference Thursday-Saturday, December 2-4, 2010 What do we value in fashion and design? The rare? The classic? Or, the new? Do we value that which is eco-sensitive or the beautiful-but-scarce? Do we value a … Continue reading

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Yves Saint Laurent, wedding dress,1965.            Phuong Thuy Nguyen, Body Object, 2010.

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Cristobal Balenciaga, photograph by Irving Penn, 1950.          Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, FW 2010-11 Collection.

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Mary Todd Lincoln’s Bloody Scarf

Written by Clara Berg Two years ago, while working at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, I discovered an artifact record that read the following: “Scarf: Supposed to have been Mrs. Lincoln’s. Spots are blood spots from assassination.” … Continue reading

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Yves Saint Laurent, Mondrian dress 1965. v&A             Sarah Schofield, Mondrian Swimwear Collection 2009.

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