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While the U.S. garment industry faced off against Europe, the role of the American fashion designer changed. While haute couture, the highly regulated Parisian custom-made clothing industry, had long been driven by the creativity and personalities of individual designers, Seventh Avenue was dominated by faceless manufacturing firms who produced multiple ready-to-wear lines. Most prided themselves on the impressive volume of their output, rather than its quality or originality. Indeed, even high-end manufacturers peddled authorized knockoffs of Parisian couture. But in the late 1960s, more and more designers made the transition from hired hand to figurehead, from the workroom to the front office. Their names began to appear on labels and their faces in advertisements—and their designs were original. Finally, designers emerged from the shadows into the harsh glare of celebrity. In 1969, the New York Times would hail the shift as “a turning point in American design” that had “not only led to structural changes in the dress business but also produced a new attitude toward fashion.”
“Women who once bought strapless dresses with a little skirt are now buying evening gowns with sleeves and high necks,” said Claire Distenfeld, the owner of Fivestory, the destination boutique on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. “Four seasons ago we couldn’t sell a blouse, and now everyone wants a blouse. Young women who used to come in and buy Balmain’s nonexistent dresses are leaving with knee-length skirts with a sweater or blouse by Emilia Wickstead.”
But if quality really matters to you, the makers of traditional children’s clothes — Eiseman, Rachel Riley — and a dress from Oscar de la Renta, made in Portugal, fared best in the review. Not only did their products have features like French seams and chain-stitched linings; they also cost less.
It’s easy to feel a sense of nausea at such prices and at the idea that children, especially little girls, are being groomed to be future shoppers, though a Gucci bib is scarcely a prequel to a Gucci bag. But it’s also not a new concern, as writers and academics like Daniel T. Cook, an associate professor of childhood studies at Rutgers University, Camden, have observed.
The French designer André Courrèges was particularly influential in the development of space age fashion. The “space look” he introduced in the spring of 1964 included trouser suits, goggles, box-shaped dresses with high skirts, and go-go boots. Go-go boots eventually became a staple of go-go girl fashion in the sixties. The boots were defined by their fluorescent colors, shiny material, and sequins.
Fresh merchandise comes to U.A.L.’s stores five days a week from the warehouse in Hattiesburg, and the employees unbox the shipments with the anticipation and surprise of Christmas morning. Two Prada blazers! A pair of Rodarte black leather pants! Twenty striped tees by Edith A. Miller!
Description In 1956, girls would be at the height of fashion in their chinos or Bermuda shorts with striped pullovers or vestees. Suits, skirts, tops and jackets in wool and rayon were great for everyday wear, while pleated or quilted circle skirt jumpers were perfect for the holidays.
They met, appropriately, in a clothing store, in 1968, when Melody was a high school student in Houma, La., and Bill was the hip co-owner of a boutique called Jeffrey Garrett. She and her girlfriends used to go to Jeffrey Garrett every Friday to pick clothes for the weekend. She remembers the outfit she bought that day.
Description These suits for boys featured the latest fall and winter styles of 1927. They show off single and double breasted models and rich patterned fabrics. Many of the outfits came with an extra pair of long pants to extend their wear and uses. The image on the bottom right showcases a new style of lapel that became popular in the 1920s, the “clover leaf”.
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Growing up loafers always reminded me of something that Alex P. Keaton would sport. Years later it seemed like it was part of the traditional wardrobe of the IT department. But times they-are-a-changing and the loafers this season are debuting in a variety of colors (like blue and cognac) and materials (suede and leather). Don’t […]
Sweatshirt by Neil Barrett, $450; pants by Public School, $495; shirt by Westbrook XO Barneys New York x Public School, $415; chain-link cuff and toggle bracelet, $795 each, cigar band ring, $250, necklace, $395, all by Brass Jennifer Fisher x Russell Westbrook.
If there is one hard-and-fast fashion rule that has applied to all first ladies of the modern era, it is to buy and wear American-made (or at least American-designed) clothing, even on the campaign trail. Jackie Kennedy’s official designer, Oleg Cassini, was a U.S. Army veteran. Nancy Reagan wore James Galanos, Bill Blass, Adolfo and Geoffrey Beene, often in patriotic “Reagan Red.” Barbara and Laura Bush lived in clothes by Dominican-American Oscar de la Renta and Arnold Scaasi, a Canadian-born New Yorker. Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits were by Ralph Lauren. Michelle Obama put her own spin on patriotic dressing, supporting young Seventh Avenue designers—often designers of color—rather than established industry stalwarts. (Another one of her innovations was mixing designer pieces with inexpensive basics from J. Crew and Gap—clothes any American woman could afford.)
Vogue, founded in the United States in 1892, has been the longest-lasting and most successful of the hundreds of fashion magazines that have come and gone. Increasing affluence after World War II and, most importantly, the advent of cheap color printing in the 1960s, led to a huge boost in its sales and heavy coverage of fashion in mainstream women’s magazines, followed by men’s magazines in the 1990s. One such example of Vogue’s popularity is the younger version, Teen Vogue, which covers clothing and trends that are targeted more toward the “fashionista on a budget”. Haute couture designers followed the trend by starting ready-to-wear and perfume lines which are heavily advertised in the magazines and now dwarf their original couture businesses. A recent development within fashion print media is the rise of text-based and critical magazines which aim to prove that fashion is not superficial, by creating a dialogue between fashion academia and the industry. Examples of this trend are: Fashion Theory (1997) and Vestoj (2009). Television coverage began in the 1950s with small fashion features. In the 1960s and 1970s, fashion segments on various entertainment shows became more frequent, and by the 1980s, dedicated fashion shows such as Fashion Television started to appear. FashionTV was the pioneer in this undertaking and has since grown to become the leader in both Fashion Television and new media channels.
Description Here are some examples of various styles of girls dresses in the year 1920. The dresses are meant for girls ages seven to fourteen and feature a variety of styles. One is a regulation sailor dress made of fine quality linen and another is a dainty voile summer frock with a tucked vestee effect. Another features a plaid gingham pattern.
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Typically, U.A.L. gets only a few of each garment, so if it’s not your size, you’re out of luck. And you have to be willing to hunt the racks and keep coming back. Some days it’s a gold mine, other times the store feels picked over.
It was during this period that many design houses began to hire artists to sketch or paint designs for garments. The images were shown to clients, which was much cheaper than producing an actual sample garment in the workroom. If the client liked their design, they ordered it and the resulting garment made money for the house. Thus, the tradition of designers sketching out garment designs instead of presenting completed garments on models to customers began as an economy.
Description These exhibit the latest style of fall and winter tweed suits for boys in 1928. Almost of the models included an extra pair of bloomers. The top left image was made of all wool blue serge, while the top right featured brown tweed. All featured a double breasted coat, the most popular style at the time.
Description The preppy Ivy-league look met popularity in 1957 for boys, but leather jackets, symbol of rebellious youth, were popular as well. Boys and teens could choose from a plethora of cardigans, twill slacks, and collared shirts, all in stripes and checks.
Not only did political events make a huge impact on fashion trends but also the political figure played a critical role in forecasting the fashion trend. For example, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy was a fashionable icon of the early 1960s who led formal dressing trend. By wearing a Chanel suit, a structural Givenchy shift dress or a soft color Cassini coat with huge buttons, it created her elegant look and led a delicate trend.
I had brought Mr. Rosen the Gucci dress, along with other garments by competitors, to ask what he thought of the quality. Were they worth the price? I showed him the Lanvin coat and dress, a $380 Moncler down jacket and a Stella McCartney knit tunic. Separately, Cindy Ferrara, a production specialist with years of experience at Liz Claiborne and Danskin, reviewed those and many other garments with me at the Times Building.
There’s a real gamut of bag trends for S/S 18, but if one stands head and shoulders (and waist?) above the rest, it is the bum bag, or belt bag, should you want to sound more sophisticated. So many iterations exist, from the sporty pouches you’ll see girls wearing crossbody through to luxe leather options courtesy of, who else, Gucci.
Footwear for women included low-heeled sandals and kitten-heeled pumps, as well as the trendy white go-go boots. Shoes, boots, and handbags were often made of patent leather or vinyl. The Beatles wore elastic-sided boots similar to Winkle-pickers with pointed toes and Cuban heels. These were known as “Beatle boots” and were widely copied by young men in Britain.
“I just can’t justify the prices,” said Chantal Scott, a mother of a 5-year-old, who owns Livie & Boo, a children’s resale shop in Brooklyn. Having once worked for a luxury brand, she added, “I know how much things really cost.” She meant the standard markup, which for luxury brands is roughly 7.5 times cost. So if the price of a dress is $375, the cost is $50. By contrast, a vertical retailer — a chain like the Children’s Place — uses a 3.5 markup.
Swimsuits came in one piece and, for the first time, two pieces. One piece suits were tighter fitted than in the ’30s, and had padded bras for support and thin shoulder straps. The neckline was a V but revealed little cleavage. A halter top style was very popular as well. The suit bottom came to the top of the thigh in either a skirt shape or slightly loose shorts.