Anne Hathaway delivered a high fashion moment a few days ago for the New York premiere of Les Miserables. The Tom Ford silk taffeta gown from his Spring 2013 collection was pretty business-as-usual from the front, but it was the 1960′s capeish-bussle that really brought the drama! Get Anne’s red carpet look with our vintage Bill Blass Silk Taffeta Gown available here!
Writer Camilla Morton has made an adorable illustrated series combining fairytales with the lives of some of our favorite contemporary designers. She’s already blended Christian Lacroix and Sleeping Beauty and Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker.
Morton tells Fashionista.com, “Diane is about empowering women – which is the exact opposite of the parallel tale so I liked the twist. The Empress is a revamped version of The Emperor’s New Clothes, which is the story of a young girl who was swindled and bamboozled by fashion and ends up going out without her dignity. Sometimes looking at the crazy fashions people wear, it does make me think of those crooks in The Emperor’s New Clothes and wonder if someone is having a laugh… Diane is the woman whose mantra ‘be a woman wear a dress’ encouraged women to do just that – she has an amazing story.”
We’re also very happy to report… the story includes a prince!
For those that don’t know, the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne is a regulating commission that, among other things, decides which design houses may call themselves true couture houses. Requirements to obtain haute couture status include employing at least twenty full-time technical people in at least one atelier, present collections twice a year, and include at least 50 pieces per show including day and evening wear.
TWWW is happy to see one of our favorite contemporary houses being crowned haute couture. Maison Martin Margiela started off as a “correspondent member” and finally earned the appellation this week. January 23rd will be the first “official” Maison Martin Margiela Haute Couture runway show. Congratulations to the house!
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There was no shortage of stark black and white looks on the Spring 2013 runways. Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Jil Sander, Narciso Rodriguez, and CHANEL (pictured above) were just a few of the collections that reinvented the classic contrast. Truly a timeless trend, we’ve seen it appear decade after decade, each time as timeless and fresh as ever. Pictured above (clockwise from upper left) are our Versace Printed Op Art Star Dress, Valentino Beaded Polka Dot Satin Cocktail Dress, Bob Mackie Unicorn Jacket, and CHANEL Party Dress with Ruffles. Stop by TWWW and shop the trend!
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!
Get the gift of Vintage Fashion! The boutique is full of new arrivals including cocktail dresses, gowns, jewelry and accessories just in time for the New Year! Featured above (counter-clockwise from upper left) are a pair of Kenneth Jay Lane 1960′s Rhinestone Earrings, 1960′s Textured Gilt Evening Bag, CHANEL Quilted Leather Trunk Case Handbag, CHANEL Deco Inspired Gold Leather Strappy Sandals, Patrick Kelly Fuchsia Fox Fur Jacket, and a Wendy Gell Rhinestone Encrusted Cuff.
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Versace, Rodarte, Bottega Veneta, Nina Ricci, and Marchesa were just a few of the collections that featured fringe on the Spring 2013 runways. It was shown trimming hemlines, finishing shawls, and highlighting thigh-grazing minis. There’s something about a fringed cocktail dress that makes you just wanna sashay all day! If you have yet to experience this, you must stop by TWWW and play dress up! Pictured above are our 1960′s Metallic Beaded Fringe Gown and 1980′s Oleg Cassini Beaded Alphabet Cocktail Dress.
Shop our favorite fringe here!
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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?
Pop in The Way We Wore boutique and shop our vintage Hermès scarves!