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100 Years of Fashion in 3 Minutes

Happy Monday everyone!

I wanted to start the week by sharing this amazing video of the major trends throughout the years. Fashion trends always come back in style and influence new trends as well.

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Crisp White Shirt Dresses

The modern day Top Shop equivalent of Marie Antoinette’s muslin white dress in the 18th century, Katherine Hepburns summer staple in the Holiday, Audrey’s “rolled sleeves and lifted collar” lounging number in the 50’s, the oversized shirt in the 90’s Julia Robert’s needed to make her a pretty woman. 


Lily Absinthe Takes One Last Look At the Movie Tombstone

Well, just when you thought that we had explored this topic to death, once again we’re back! :-) In our past posts, we primarily explored the types of female costume seen in the movie and touched a little on the male ones with the aim of deconstructing some of the details. 614 more words

Lily Absinthe Corsetry And Couture

Artist Philip Laforest | Paper Shoes, 53rd Street.

I spotted these cool paper shoes outside MOMA on 53rd Street. They belong to Philip Laforest who was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the 1950’s. 16 more words

Women's Footwear In America

Rock 'N' Roll Project | Martin Scorsese

Walking down 48th Street and Lexington Avenue today I found myself wondering where I was as I passed by Colony Music.  At first I thought maybe it had been reopened as a smaller version of itself until I realized I had walked into the middle of the set for  56 more words

Women's Footwear In America

Born on this day in Fashion History: Rose Bertin, July 2, 1747

Happy birthday to Marie Antoinette’s premiere marchande de modes, Rose Bertin, born on this day in 1747. Bertin’s meteoric rise to success began in 1772, when she opened her own shop, after having apprenticed to a… 668 more words

Fashion History