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Every decade of the 20th Century is marked by a special stile, an accurate aesthetic taste, and consequently every decade has its particular fashion designer. In the 1910s this title belonged for sure to Paul Poiret, famous also as “Le Magnifique”. 729 more words


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Vintage reading: Nancy Mitford and Schiaparelli

I remember that my mother, during one of her rare visits to England, brought me a little jacket in scarlet cloth from Schiaparelli. It seemed to me quite plain and uninteresting except for the label in its lining, and I longed to put this on the outside so that people would know where it came from.

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The pyjamas introduced in Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were adaptations of the harem pants worn in Southern and Western Asia. The name pyjama (pajamas or pjs) originates from the Hindustani word “epai-jaima”. 365 more words


90's Fashion & the Events that Inspired it

The 90’s may be over but the influence of that decade is more significant now than ever. Here’s a re-cap of what happened:

  • Rap and Hip Hop artists like Biggie Smalls, Lauryn Hill, TLC and Tupac redefined the standards of race and class…
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A Rakish Progress: The Image and Influence of David Hockney’s Style

The text of this post is based on a talk I gave at the Royal Academy on Saturday for RA Lates’ ‘A Hockney Happening’.

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Fashion Icons: Twiggy

Twiggy is my tenth fashion icon in this series. I’ve already written posts about Jane Birkin, Sharon Tate, Britt Ekland, Uschi Obermaier… 175 more words

1960s Fashion

Fashion Icons: Kate Moss

I have such a girl-crush on Kate Moss. I like her sense of fashion, her lifestyle and what she represents; in a posh world of models and celebrities filled with ‘perfect’ Instagram pictures, healthy food and fitness obsessiveness, Kate is the last of the 1990s party generation – she smokes, drinks and parties at nightclubs like there’s no tomorrow, while keeping an aura of mystery with her ‘never complain, never explain’ motto. 163 more words

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