Being fashion forward this year means going back…way back to the 1940′s. The decade that ushered in the idea of function in fashion was heavily referenced on the runways during New York Fashion Week. There were curvy nipped-in waists from Band of Outsiders (a client of The Way We Wore®), extreme shoulder pads at Thom Browne and drop dead gorgeous film noir femmes at Carolina Herrera. Here a look at some of our favorite looks for the season.
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50 years of of Valentino couture are currently on exhibit in Somerset House in London. Curators Patrick Kinmonth, Antonio Monfreda, and Alistair O’Neill staged a beautiful runway-esque exhibit, with mannequins as the “audience” and museum goers walking the runway.
Valentino:Master of Couture highlights the designer’s steadfast elegant aesthetic. Not one to give in to trends, Valentino is most known for maintaining an impeccable eye throughout the decades. The clothing is grouped by theme rather than time period, each gown as timeless and überwearable as the next.
Noteworthy pieces include Julia Roberts’ Oscar dress, Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece’s wedding dress, and 45 never-before-seen dresses from the archives. Style.com reports there will be “a ‘virtual museum’ (available soon online), which includes more ‘how-to’s’ for obsessives who care to duplicate the extraordinary handwork on display throughout the show.”
Shop our vintage Valentino here!
Fashion seems to be all about collaborations right now! One of the most unexpected to date is the upcoming “Comme des Carrés,” a limited edition scarf line by Comme des Garçons’ creative director Rei Kawakubo with Hermès.
She tells WWD, “During this joint project, rather than being guided by the idea of the scarf as it is worn, I became interested instead in the beautiful artworks that the designs on Hermès carrés represent – and I sought to change them by adding elements. By combining them with abstract images, we have transformed the carré and created a unique object.”
The collection will be available February 2013. Excited?
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While rumors of Christopher Kane taking over Balenciaga have proven to be untrue, we did finally get some reputable factoids about the designer. Versace has announced that Kane will be parting ways with Versus as the line takes a new direction.
Versus will no longer show at Milan Fashion weeks. Instead Donatella will collaborate with “a number of yet-to-be-named young designers, stylists, and creative talents” and produce capsule collections available for immediate online purchase, says WWD. Versus plans to rely heavily on social media and a digital marketing strategy for these collections. Who would you like to see collaborate with Donatella?
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Ruffles, shearling, chiffon, and floating models, Rachel Zoe’s Resort 2013 video is the stuff of dreams! Season after season, Zoe continues to stay true to her 1970′s vibe and we’re not complaining! The floral gown in the olive tones with ruffled tiers is our fav. Are you coveting any of the collection?
British beauty and rock royalty Georgia May Jagger is now the face of Vivienne Westwood’s new jewelry line, the Gainsborough Collection.
Earrings, necklaces, a bracelet and a ring make up the nine piece collection. The pièce de résistance? A drool-inducing couture tiara in diamonds, sapphires and Palladium!
The line is currently available in Westwood’s UK boutiques and on her website.
What do you think of the campaign? In the mood for vintage Viv? Shop our selection here!
The Way We Wore is no stranger to working with costume designers and we love a good period flick! For Anna Karenina costume designer Jacqueline Durran took a lot of liberties with the clothing. Although the story is set in late-19th-century Russia, Durran and director Joe Wright looked to 1950′s fashion for inspiration. We can look forward to classic sharp Dior silhouettes, but don’t expect too many frills, rosettes, or embellishments. Durran is quoted as saying, “We decided we liked the silhouette of the period but not the detailing.” Can you see the influence in the above image? The film hit theatres November 9th. Check out the trailer here! Shop our amazing Dior selection on 1st Dibs!