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The Way We Wore remembers Hubert Givenchy

Couturier Hubert Givenchy past away today at 91. A design icon who leaves a legacy of cinematic and runway confections threaded with innovation and stitched with elegance since opening his atelier in 1952. His partnership and friendship with Audrey Hepburn defined the 50's and 60's, creating an insatiable appetite for...

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Kiki's Paris - Shades of Yesterday's French Fashion Still Relevant Today

In all the years I’ve been buying, selling and collecting vintage, fashion styles have come and gone, but I’ve always been drawn to French fashion from the 1920s and 30s. Was it a wonderful past life during that time or perhaps a book or movie that had a deep impact...

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Designer Spotlight: CHANEL

Presently, we can all agree that Chanel is perhaps the most universally recognized design house. Ever the businesswoman, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel knew marketing: while Paul Poiret was the first designer to sell perfume, Chanel was the first to put her name on the bottle--a genius branding maneuver. Chanel’s success can...

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Decade Spotlight: Fashion In The 1990s

At the end of the 1980s, Geoffrey Beene predicted the future of fashion in anticipation of the millennium: “There will be a backlash against overdressing and ostentation. Economic conditions will change things, clothes will have to work for life.” Whoever hedged their bets in favor of Beene’s prediction enjoyed a...

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