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12 More Famous Fashion Designers

Here are 12 more famous fashion designers from the late 20th Century. You’ll find many more in our other posts here and here. Ralph Lauren Born in The Bronx to parents from Belarus, Ralph Lauren went through his schoolboy days with dreams of becoming a … Read More

11 Late 20th Century Fashion Designers

Here are eleven more of the late 20th Century fashion designers that had their heydays in the 1960s, 1970s, and later on toward the century’s end. Laura Ashley A favourite British company, founded by Bernard Ashley and his wife, Laura, after World War II, Laura … Read More

14 Fashion Designers of the 20th Century

In this post we describe the life and career of 14 of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th Century, from Cristóbal Balenciaga to Pacco Rabanne. Cristóbal Balenciaga Cristobal Balenciaga was born January 21, 1985 in Getaria- a small fishing village in the Basque … Read More

Vintage Dresses For All Occasions

Vintage Dresses Through The Years Whether you scour thrift stores and vintage boutiques for original items, or prefer the clean crisp feel of reproductions, there is something immensely satisfying about wearing a vintage dress. Here is a quick guide to some characteristic styles of the … Read More

Ultimate Burlesque Outfits

Once upon a time, the word ‘burlesque’ referred to literary, musical or dramatic works in which performers in a variety of burlesque outfits parodied or mocked their subjects in a way that intended to make people laugh. However, over the centuries, burlesque slowly yet surely … Read More

Elegant Vintage Stockings and Lingerie

Not vintage clothing outfit would be complete without a pair of elegant vintage stockings that are correct and appropriate for the rest of the outfit. Seamed Stockings Featuring a bold and prominent seam, seamed stockings are a great way to add visual interest and a … Read More

Moulin Rouge Costumes, Can Can Outfits

Moulin Rouge costumes help bring the historical French Can-Can dance to life with colour, vibrancy, and sexiness. The Can-Can (alt: cancan) originally began as a working-class dance in Paris in the 1800s, but it has remained a part of the world’s dance culture since that … Read More

3 Vintage Clothes Shops Online

Since interest soared tens years ago there are now thousands of vintage clothes shops. Here are just three that have well established and that have gained a healthy reputation. Mod Cloth The first thing that strikes you about is its appealing design (though at … Read More

Best Fashion Trends of the 1960s

Combined with music the fashion trends of the 1960s reflected the strong currents of change whirling through society during this decade. The Peacock Revolution The 1960s were a period of major change and experimentation. It is no surprise that the fashion industry was so greatly … Read More

7 Famous People in the 1960s

There are dozens of famous people in the 1960s whose influence is still felt today. Here are just three individuals and the Fab Four. David Bailey Beginning his photography career in the late 1950s, David Bailey has captured the likenesses of some of the most … Read More

1950s Designers and Fashion Houses

In other posts we’ve concentrated on specific people but in this one we take a look at 1950s designers and fashion houses in particular. Chanel Chanel has been a predominate name in the fashion industry, even today it is a household name that is a … Read More

3 Top 1950s Fashion Designers

Here are just three of the top 1950s fashion designers. This post is best read in sequence with our others on the fashion designers of the 20th Century. Coco Chanel The only designer to ever be named in ‘Time: The Top 100 Most Important People … Read More