As simple a garment as the ‘shift’ dress actually reflected a big shift in womens’ attitudes!  No more “foundations”, ie no more girdle.  The easy, casual shape represented a relaxation of dress standards–even among the upper class, who were early to adopt, much as the flappers did in the 1920s. These simple shapes were executed […]

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Born in Texas in 1935, Victor Costa grew up enthralled by the glamour of Hollywood and intent on working in fashion. He sold sketches to Oleg Cassini and Ciel Chapman before joining the Suzy Perette label in 1965, where his photographic memory was dispatched to the Paris runways.  It was during his eight years at […]

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BORDEAUX 2009. There has been huge Buzz and tremendous press since last August, but we’ve all been wondering, Is all the hype true?  Now, the jury is out and the news is good—Yes;  2009 is a banner vintage.  It’s too early to tell if it’s a vintage of a lifetime, but the comparisons to great […]

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How wonderful it was to take the collective magic carpet ride that is Lulu & Co.  I am speaking both specifically about the super fun book signing we hosted featuring Lulu’s new book, FOOD to FLOWERS, at currentVintage, and what it’s like to be around the Powers girls, in general.  Wherever Lulu goes, there is […]

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