Vintage in the News

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* “I once asked Vivienne Westwood what women have contributed to fashion,” said Valerie Steele, the director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. “And she answered, ‘Probably not as much as gay men.’ ”  and so begins the articel from the NY Times covering the newest exhibit “A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk” — a pioneering show curated by Ms. Steele and her colleague, Fred Dennis. This interview is almost as interesting as the show will be.

* A true great amongst photographers, Richard Avedon, is being showcased in November at Gagosian Beverly Hills, Gagosian London will run a selection of works titled Avedon: Women. Avedon has shot some of the most iconic images of this century and it was a great loss when he died in 2004. This is a must see for all vintage lovers!

* One can't love vintage without realizing that the latest, greatest now will be the fodder of some fabulous girls vintage news some 50 years from now. Circle of life and all that nonsense right? The tech crown is trying hard to get fashion peeps to embrace their latest toys but will they stick? Weigh in.

* Photographer Peter Lindbergh says we will never see models of the caliber of the great supermodels again. See above point. I bet someone said that about Dorian and the other great 40s and 50s models too at some point. That aesthetic might never be captured again but we can pretty much guarantee that there will always be super models. Even if the term supermodel becomes passe.


Sources: Gay Aesthetic / Richard Avedon / Wearable Technology / Peter Lindbergh.


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