September 23, 2009

Vanity Fair: Toujours Couture


If you have not picked up the September issue of Vanity Fair, then you must read the piece by Amy F. Collins, Toujours Couture.  She takes a look at the life of couture and its future.  With the help of Louis XIV and Antoinette, the world of couture was born.  Rose Bertin made a (and lost) a fortune and late Charles Worth pioneered seasonal collections.  You can read the article here, but pick up the issue to see the many, many wonderful images of couture throughout the years.
"Earlier, in 1945, Diana Vreeland had implored an assistant to bring back a fabric rose from Paris, as post-diluvian proof that couture had survived World War II..."

4 comments

  1. Yum! I am all over that! Also, as you and Heather are interested in fashion (as all good folks should be!) don't forget to go see the new film The September Issue. I think you both may be interested---that is, if you already haven't seen it!

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  2. I love the fashion history. I am looking foward to reading the article, I am sure I will enjoy it very much. Thank you!

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  3. Oooh I must get that issue! I love those heels in the right photo...actually, I love everything about that outfit...I just wish I also had skinny legs up to my eyeballs, lol

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  4. I love 18th century fashion. I love it when I see in magazines the 18th century design and that look in today fashion but altered.

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