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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 the little black dress upon the opening of Breakfast at Tiffany's with gamine Hepburn wearing an Italian black satin fitted sheath. Givenchy called himself an apprentice, his designs inherited their technique from avant garde couturiers Balenciaga and...

LA Frock Stars Throw Back: Paper Dresses!

What began as a marketing gimmick popularized by Scott Paper Company in the 1960s has become one of the more collectible items from fashion history. Intended to promote disposable cellulose fabric, paper clothing with mod prints and even Warhol-esque patterns (such as the iconic Cambell’s Soup print) flooded US stores. Joseph Magnin department stores featured “News Stand” boutiques to sell the dresses at just about $8 a pop.
The paper dresses ushered in a new era of DIY-fashion. Just as the public was getting used to...

Gaelle Paul for S Magazine

We don't always get to see how our pieces ends up getting used but when we do, it's always love! As Doris would say, it's about finding that perfect match between clothing and person. For editorials especially, we love to see how pieces have been reimagined in a whole new world. Last week on L.A. Frock Stars​ we tackled a huge pull for stylist Gaelle Paul working with S Magazine! Here are some favorite images from the spread, shot by photographers Rene & Radka for the May 2014th issue. 


Gillian Jacobs, Hat and Brooches from The Way We Wore


Debi Mazar's Great Tastes

We are always delighted when Debi Mazar stops by the store as she has been a member of TWWW’s extended family for many years now. Her passion for vintage clothing is infectious; whenever Debi walks in the boutique, the entire space radiates with her energy and excitement.

Following the success of Extra Virgin, the fabulously delicious cooking program Debi hosts with her lovely husband Gabriele (and sometimes featuring their beautiful daughters) on the Cooking Channel, Debi has been on the go! Her family has been bouncing between L.A. and New York, and not to mention extended jaunts in Italy.


LA Frock Stars Season 2 Premiere!

We're beyond jazzed to share news of LA Frock Stars season 2 premiere tomorrow night!  With dazzling write-ups in both the LA Times & the New York Times, we can't wait for everyone to see what Doris and company were up to last summer!  Keep up with us on the Smithsonian Channel and come back to our blog every week for exclusive re-caps.

If you miss an episode, check back on Smithsonian Channel's TV schedule for re-runs.

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