Description These Bloomer dresses were meant for girls aged seven to nine in 1927. They are featured as outfits that are “designed for the little girl who is not quite ready for the styles that ‘big sister’ can wear. These dresses featured patterns, colors, and shapes appropriate for this age of girl.
“So much of kids’ and parents’ lives, compared to the early ’60s, is centered around commerce and the media,” Mr. Cook said. “It’s kind of the lingua franca.” More interesting to him is how high-end brands, with all of their celebrity dazzle and easy entry points (children’s clothing is one), feed a transnational middle class, with the same styles appearing in Paris and Beijing as in Rio. “There is a kind of global childhood that’s starting to emerge with the professional classes in the world,” he said. “Clothing is related to that.”
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For example, a woman who is pregnant could be looking for diapers, baby strollers, and maternity clothes. Her needs would differ greatly from a woman with children that just went off to college or a teen entering high school.
“He said: ‘You stick with me through this, and I will make us into many millionaires,’” she said. “‘With the way I can buy it now and the way you can sell, we can go anywhere and start something new.’”
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The use of traditional textiles for fashion is becoming big business in eastern Indonesia, but these traditional textiles are losing their ethnic identity markers and are being used as an item of fashion.
Description Sailor dresses remain popular in 1966, along with jumpers and bold plaids with bow accents. Drop-waist dresses proved popular for juniors and teens as well as houndstooth and tapered pants with patterns. Knee-high socks and stirrup pants were popular with younger girls.
One of the women, Tracy Sanchez, said she discovered the store three years ago during a visit to Austin, Tex., where there is a branch. “I was, like: ‘U.A.L.? I don’t get it,’” Ms. Sanchez said. “Then I walked in, and it was intoxicating.”
Who wears short shorts? Models for the Parke & Ronen do. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the label has invited members of the press and special guests backstage before the runway show for a peek at the “notoriously hunky models” as they rehearse their walks. July 12, 2 p.m.
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With North, Harper, Suri, Blue Ivy and Prince George foisted on us from every angle, it would be easy to imagine that an appetite for immaculately turned-out children didn’t exist before Google. Taking pride in your progeny’s appearance is as old as parenthood itself, though it was only after the Second World War that British parents began to aspire to anything more than “cleanliness” for their offspring, since the childrenswear market didn’t exist on a mass scale before then. In the 60s and 70s, brands such as Adams and Ladybird (both launched in the 30s) were as aspirational as Mini Boden is now, even if looking respectable was more of a concern for parents.
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Back then, the threat to Seventh Avenue came from Europe, and especially Paris. Today, it’s China and developing nations. Not only do they flood the American market with cheap imports and knockoffs, but the vast majority of “American” clothes are produced there, often in sweatshops plagued by accidents and human rights violations. Only 3 percent of American designers actually manufacture their clothes in the United States. In 1968, that figure was 95 percent.
Description Girls of 1968 showed their fashionable side with bright pinks and yellows along with dramatic pleats in their dresses and bold florals, stripes and polka-dots. Puffy sleeves, long bow collars, and tent dresses were popular, too.
Cedric and Athelstane were both dressed in the ancient Saxon garb, which, although not unhandsome in itself, and in the present instance composed of costly materials, was so remote in shape and appearance from that of the other guests, that Prince John took great credit to himself with Waldemar Fitzurse for refraining from laughter at a sight which the fashion of the day rendered ridiculous.
Kenneth Ning, who got his training at Michael Kors, takes the traditional American sportswear archetype and infuses it with the looseness of his hometown, San Francisco. July 12, noon, Cadillac House, 330 Hudson Street
Andre Courreges was a French fashion designer who also began experimenting with hemlines in the early 1960s. He started to show space-age dresses that hit above the knee in late 1964. His designs were more structured and sophisticated than Quant’s design. This made the miniskirt more acceptable to the French public. His clothes represented a couture version of the “Youthquake” street style and heralded the arrival of the “moon girl” look.
Perhaps it’s not so much nostalgia as an attempt to halt time, to preserve our children’s childhood in an aspic of handstitched jumpers and T-bar shoes. In the UK in 2015 every child is royal, dressed just so and perched atop a throne concocted from its parents’ golden aspirations. “Here is the receptor of our dreams,” we cry in a manner that would make our ancestors weep for not having lived in an era when all anyone has to worry about is the provenance of their offspring’s PJs.
It is a likeness of a young man, in a silken dressing-gown of an old fashion, the soft richness of which is well adapted to the countenance of reverie, with its full, tender lips, and beautiful eyes, that seem to indicate not so much capacity of thought, as gentle and voluptuous emotion.
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“I am convinced,” Mr. Kors said, “that there is something far more alluring about women wearing things that give them confidence, that don’t make them feel as if they have to tug at their hemlines or yank at their straps.”