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“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it”*…

 

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“Fabulously glamorous puppets model fashions and bewitch men at The Cypress Club in London, 1960”

Part of Vintage Fashion, a subset of the 85,000 historical films available from British Pathé.

* Yves Saint-Laurent

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As we canter down the catwalk, we might send elegant birthday greetings to Giorgio Armani; he was born on this date in 1934.  A fashion designer probably best known for his mens line, Armani brought clean, tailored lines, natural fit, and subtle colors to his work.  While he was warmly received from his first collection (in 1975), Armani became a sensation in the 80s when his clothes were worn by Richard Gere in American Gigolo and by the protagonists of Miami Vice.  By the late 80s, his “power suits” had become a symbol of success.  Today, Armani’s brand adorns home goods, books, and hotels in addition to clothing; he’s widely regarded as the most successful Italian designer ever.

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Written by LW

July 11, 2015 at 1:01 am

“Life seemed nearest to acceptable at four a.m…”*

 

Passages from pop songs, clips from movies and TV Shows, literary lifts, and real-life reminiscences:  The Museum Of Four O’Clock In The Morning.

* Wally Lamb

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As we search for our slippers, we might recall that it was on this date in 1985 that the Miami Vice soundtrack, a mix of work by the show’s composer Jan Hammer and other artists’ songs used in the series, hit number one on the album chart, the “Billboard 200”– a position it held for 11 weeks.  Travel down memory lane: hear samples of each cut here.

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Written by LW

November 2, 2013 at 1:01 am

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