Jean Paul Gaultier archive sale on now via Decades x Matches Fashion

Corsets, tartans, off-kilter tailoring and more - sounds like Gaultier in a nutshell, no? London-based crowd-sourcing e-tailer Matches Fashion has teamed up with Cameron Silver of renowned L.A. boutique Decades to bring a selection of archival Jean Paul Gaultier pieces up for sale, a timely collaboration that coincides with an imminent retrospective on the designer to open soon at the ...
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Vintage fashion & textile treasures at Kerry Taylor Auctions

Our collage round-up of favorite highlights in the upcoming Vintage Fashion & Textile Treasures auction, chez Kerry Taylor in London. London-based auction house Kerry Taylor's upcoming Vintage Fashion & Textile Treasures sale features a delightfully disparate array of apparel, accessories, and textiles marked by a saturated color range, and an abundance of ornate floral & fauna in myriad applications and materials. ...
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Elegance in an Age of Crisis: FIT examines fashion of the 1930s

In the context of 20th century fashion, 1930s-era apparel is probably amongst the most sought-after, collected, and coveted today. The rise of resortwear, the advent of bias-cut techniques and an overall sense of elegant fluidity distinguished the decade from its predecessors and laid the groundwork for much of what would later follow, establishing, among other breakthroughs, a blueprint for what ...
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Vintage E-tail Spotlight: ReSee Vintage, Paris

All the necessary accoutrements for a life well-lived. L to R: Paco Rabanne Haute Couture hat circa 1983; rare NOVA book, published 1993; Miu Miu S/S 11 Capretto booties; Yves Saint Laurent Russian Collection bag, 1976; Yves Saint Laurent earrings; Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière S/S 12 python sandals. Suffice it to say "curate" is the keyword of our contemporary internet age.  The ...
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Schiaparelli’s personal collection to be auctioned Thursday in Paris

Various objets, paintings, portraits and more up for sale in the Schiaparelli auction at Christie's Paris, 23 January 2014.  *Full descriptions available below. Marisa Schiaparelli Berenson – the glamorous former model, actress and granddaughter of Elsa Schiaparelli – has elected to part ways with the material effects of her celebrated designer-grandmother via a landmark auction at Christie's Paris on Thursday, January 23rd. ...
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Karen Elson & Liz Goldwyn’s Vintage Threads Reimagined for a Charitable Cause

L to R: Karen Elson & Liz Goldwyn in the photo studio for Vogue. Only six days remain for those interested in a slice of divine vintage direct from Karen Elson and pal Liz Goldwyn's combined closet, with an added flourish from some of New York's top designers: Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs, Thakoon, Narcisco Rodriguez and more. The collecting duo paired up ...
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Kerry Taylor Auctions’ December 2013 Edition coming soon

London-based Kerry Taylor Auctions' upcoming "Passion for Fashion" sale will take place on 3 December 2013, with previews daily from 1 December onwards at the organisation's Bermondsey headquarters for those who would like to see the lots up close.  A range of seminal apparel, accessories and paper ephemera fill the lot roster this time around, from authentic Ballets Russes costumes ...
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What Goes Around Comes Around Celebrates 20th anniversary in NYC

Pretty people in pretty vintage at WGACA's 20th anniversary party. Seminal vintage retailer What Goes Around Comes Around celebrated their 20th anniversary last night at their Soho flagship, surrounded by legions of suspiciously attractive people (read: models) dressed just so in head-to-toe vintage wares from the archive, alongside fans and friends from the vast WGACA community.  Paul Sevigny DJ'd and ample "moonshine" ...
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Vintage S/S 14 Fashion Week Streets, Pt. 1 -

As global fashion weeks have become an ever-important breeding ground for the dissemination of viral trends, the same events have witnessed a rise in vintage-inspired dress that was most notable on S/S 2014 streets.  '50s frocks and full, gathered skirts have reclaimed their place of prominence in women's wardrobes, as has a trend for '60s mini-shifts and '60s-does-'20s drop-waisted styles. ...
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Kerry Taylor Auctions’ Fall 2013 Edition coming Monday

A mink bathing suit from the '50s. YSL's iconic lip-print. Rare Vivienne Westwood apparel and footwear, from the Malcolm Mclaren era.  A BIBA waffle-knit chevron-patterned jacket, 19th century fashion plates, '20s-era footwear and a dash of Courrèges .  All this and a whole lot more will be up for auction this coming Monday, October 14th via the expert Kerry Taylor ...
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Vintage Inspiration Board: Marc Jacobs S/S 14 - ,

What do Victorian dress, Raoul Dufy via Paul Poiret, '30s maxi gowns and '80s surf culture have in common?  At first thought is my muse: she always comes in wearing these beautiful old clothes," and Style.com writer Nicole Phelps, "I wanted it to be about women who come to work in a Victorian gown and birkenstocks."  That's a sentiment we ...
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Launch party fêtes the sartorially brave of “I am Dandy” on Savile Row

For some, fashion week is the ultimate opportunity to gorge oneself, wholesale, on the personal style choices of those who are purportedly amongst the world's most fashionable people.  The collective gawking, chronicling, and obsessive analysis that follows is now so firmly entrenched in contemporary fashion culture as to render the very itself common, digested in the time it takes ...
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The spirit of the ’90s is alive…on the streets of S/S 14 New York Fashion Week -

From slip dresses to crops tops and anything plaid, '90s fashion returned full force on New York S/S 14 fashion week streets, conjuring a certain generation's favorite anti-hero, Angela Chase of My So-Called Life, along with a litany of other icons of the era from both pop culture and fashion (Kate Moss in a sheer slipdress circa 1992, anyone? Or ...
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’20s Glamour at New York’s Jazz Age Lawn Party

A group shot from the 2013 Jazz Age Lawn Party.   New York City's annual Jazz Age Lawn Party always brings out the glamorous '20s-best to Governor's Island for a festive outdoor romp celebrating the 20th century's pre-eminent decade of decadence. This year's attendees did not disappoint; but let's face it, it's hard to put together a head-to-toe look that is 100% ...
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“Edwardian Opulence” highlights British art and creation of the era

Etheldreda Janet Laing, 1908 For fans of the Edwardian-era tumblr meme, a new book out on Yale University Press sheds new light on this much-admired and oft-cited decade: "Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century" explores "themes of power nostalgia" and "issues of creation, consumption, and display" during the Edwardian era, via art and objets of ...
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