New project - Couture - under development

Started by Private User on Sunday, September 11, 2011


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Private User
9/11/2011 at 4:12 PM

Hello all!

I needed some fun diversion and started this project. Your comments and participation are welcome. As I have time, I'll add more designers, etc. to the project discussion. I hope some of you will enjoy working on the project with me.

9/11/2011 at 7:37 PM

You're off to a smashing start!

9/11/2011 at 7:38 PM

We need to have "walk off" contests ...

Private User
9/11/2011 at 8:19 PM

Malka Mysels, you have some similar projects going. Feel free to contribute to this one, as well.

9/11/2011 at 10:42 PM

Private User What a super project. Delighted to contribute.

9/11/2011 at 11:39 PM

The original willowy supermodels helped immortalize couture's mystique, energy and glamour. Remember them?

*Verushka <private> von Lehndorff,
*Twiggy Twiggy,
*Nicolas Sarkozy's wife, Carla Bruni? - Carla Gilberta Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa,
*Vogue's famous photographer, Richard Avedon? Richard Avedon.

Jean Shrimpton, the world's first supermodel and one of the defining faces of the 60s gives a stark inside look at the fashion industry in a recent interview.

Private User
9/12/2011 at 2:04 AM

Malka, I envision an umbrella project with all these fabulous sub projects. Of course there will be fashion and the people behind fashion. Erica has been thinking about early fur trade and how that shaped finance in New York. So many ideas, I get dizzy!

I have the first haute couture artist nearly done - go to Charles Frederick Worth. I am putting pictures of important gowns on his media page. I just need to finish the overview and find his parents.

Yes, I remember those models. What gave birth to this project was a conversation about the first "super model." Turns out it was the wife of Charles Worth, the first true couturier.

Avedon certainly has a place. On the opposite end of the spectrum, I'm hoping to find something on the creator of Godey's Ladies Book. And Vogue!

At any rate, whenever I need to take a break from cleaning up Colonial Virginia, this is where I'll be.

9/12/2011 at 2:41 AM

Here's the first fsshion magazines, including Godey's

How the fur trade transformed early America

Luis Moses Gomez, Fur Trader (1660-1740)

Private User
9/12/2011 at 7:54 AM

oooh, what a great link about the fashion magazines

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