Archive for January, 2011
The L.A. Times has a gallery of photos, costumes and sketches from the nominees for Best Costume Design. Oscar contenders include True Grit (costumes by Mary Zophres), The King’s Speech (costumes by Jenny Beavan), Alice in Wonderland (costumes by Colleen Atwood), I Am Love (costumes by Antonella Cannarozzi) and The Tempest (costumes by Sandy Powell).
We’ll have to wait until February 27th to hear the winner, but in the meantime, get up close and personal with many of these costumes and countless others at FIDM’s 19th annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition which opens on February 8th in Los Angeles.
The Way We Wore has acquired the mother lode in a vintage lingerie collection, featuring over 1,000 never-been-worn items from the seventies and eighties. Designer labels include Pucci, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Nina Ricci, Eduardo Sanchez, Loré, Shu-ba, Holly Leuders and original Victoria’s Secret.
Silhouettes include bra and panty separates, tap pants, teddies, robes and more. The collection is priced at retail from $25 for separates to $300 for ensembles. Come by and be inspired by this incredible collection.
The exquisite Dita Von Teese recently told FreshGuide: “Doris Raymond’s vintage store on La Brea is my favorite LA vintage store. From 1940′s beaded black crepe dresses to coveted ’90s Thierry Mugler suits, I always come out of her store with oodles of gorgeousness!”
Known for his avant garde and Space Age fashion, Italian-born Pierre Cardin moved to Paris in 1945, where he worked with Elsa Schiaparelli and Christian Dior (he was famously denied employment by Balenciaga). Preferring geometric shapes and motifs, Cardin founded his own house in 1950, where he designed unisex fashions and created the “bubble dress” in 1954.
The first couturier to expand to ready-to-wear, fragrance, jewelry, automotive, cosmetics and furnishings, Cardin later became a diplomat, restaurateur and art collector. He recently celebrated his 60th anniversary in the fashion industry.
Pictured above is a 1960′s Pierre Cardin a-line putty linen dress trimmed with ivory at the hem and bib-shaped neckline. Visit 1stdibs for more information.