Category Archives: Fashion

Azzedine Alaïa, 1939 – 2017

“Fashion is not a trend that you have to follow like sheep. When something is good, it’s good.”  Azzedine Alaïa Tunisian born Azzedine Alaïa’s love of fashion was fostered by his twin sister, and a French friend of his mother … Continue reading

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Six different ways to hang a watch chain…

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Fashion Hall of Obscurity – Catherine Parel

Russian born Yekaterina Bobrikova (Catherine Bobrikov) worked in the Jeanne Lanvin fashion house from 1927 to 1934. She set up her own fashion house under then name Catherine Parel at 11 Rue Boissy d’Anglas in 1936. She released two small … Continue reading

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Fashion Hall of Obscurity – Marit Allen

Marit Allen’s career in fashion started at the age of twenty at Queen Magazine in 1961. She created a column called ‘About 20’ that showcased young designers with young fashion ideas – perfect timing for the burgeoning Mod movement. In 1964, … Continue reading

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Colourizing the past

This image was recently posted on a site that showed various ethnographic costumes colourized. Unfortunately, not all the colours were correct. However a woman, Sari de Groot, who viewed the images and knows quite a bit about this area’s folk … Continue reading

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Canadian Fashion Connection – Paul Minichiello

Born in Campo Basso, Italy in 1940, Paul Minichiello apprenticed at a local tailor’s shop before immigrating to Vancouver in 1954. He worked for nine years at Tip Top Tailors as well as other tailor shops before opening his own … Continue reading

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MOMA’s take on fashion

Is Fashion Modern? is MOMA’s first foray into a fashion exhibition since their 1944 exhibition Are Clothes Modern? While their 1944 exhibition, curated by Bernard Rudofsky, focussed on the meaning of dress as an aspect of human subconscious expression governed by habit, … Continue reading

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Real fashion by Hans Eijkelboom

These photos that capture mainstream fashion, seasonal trends, and personal styling are the work of Dutch photographer Hans Eijkelboom. His work is currently on show until January 7, 2018 at The Hague Museum of Photography, and are available in his … Continue reading

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Battle of the Sexes and Tennis Fashion

We saw Battle of the Sexes last night – the film about Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King’s 1973 tennis match – an event I remember well the first time around. The film is very entertaining and remains pretty true … Continue reading

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Hervé Léger (Leroux), 1957 – 2017

Hervé L. Leroux, born Hervé Peugnet, founder of the French fashion house Hervé Léger died earlier today. Hervé Peugnet was born May 30, 1957 and trained in sculpture and hair styling before switching to fashion design. He was doing hair … Continue reading

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