Vintage in the News

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* Lauren Milligan from Vogue UK states her case on why fashion still needs Galliano. The ongoing debate on the separation between ones talents and ones actions is ever fascinating and will be talked about for many fashionable years to come. Ms Milligan's stance: "The industry does need him back," Burstein said. "It's not been the same since he's been exiled… He epitomizes the escapist fantasy that fashion is all about. And it's that we need so desperately. I'd welcome him back to Browns with open arms and I think others should too." Thoughts?

* Christie's Auction house is having an online art sale featuring Andy Warhol: Andy Warhol@Christie’s: Fashion ending September 25th. The sale offers insight into the fashion world through the eyes of Warhol with over 120 photographs, prints and drawings including photos of Giorgio Armani, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Calvin Klein, Iman and Oscar de la Renta. We spotted pieces with starting bids of $1500 and topping out at $40,000. Don't forget to buy a dress from us to celebrate your win please

* LaCroix is back again and his latest endeavor will be a collection that is being touted as affordable. "The legendary couturier has teamed up with French favorite Petit Bateau as well as the Paris Opera, WWD reports, to create a capsule collection set to thrill mothers and daughters alike." The collection will have 4 pieces for women and 2 for children. How the Paris Opera is involved in that eclectic mix remains unknown but we are curious to see what this is all about!

* Charlotte Smith's is the woman behind Australia's largest privately held collection of vintage clothing. It was bequeathed to her by her Godmother Doris Darnell and she has expanded it to its current 8000 item status. What to do with all that clothing? (besides selling some to us hint hint) Go on tour with an exhibit! After Five: Fashion from the Darnell Collection looks at evening fashion from the 1920s to today, is showing at the Newcastle Art Gallery in the UK from now until November 20th.


Sources: Galliano / Warhol / Lacroix / Fabulous Frocks.


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