Hundreds of Lilly Pulitzer admirers venture to Florida for an estate auction that marks the end of the designer's era, Vogue rounds up five recent book releases that recount the glamour and excess of the Jazz Age, and Wes Anderson commissions Miuccia Prada to design a vintage-inspired luggage set for his upcoming film, The Grand Budapest Hotel....all this and more on Vintage In The News!
Diana Vreeland's words of wisdom are now archived in book form, Saint Laurent designer--Hedi Slimane--drops retailer over t-shirt dispute, and some of history's most iconic footwear will now be on display at the Palais de Tokyo in an exhibit highlights designer Vivier's impressive body of work...All that and more on Vintage In The News!
Michelle Obama hosts the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards, Vogue publishes a new book on Vivienne Westwood, Manolo Blahnik joins the fashion calendar, and a brand relaunch brings back the palazzo pyjamas of the swinging 60s... All that and more on Vintage in The News!
Blue hair, rosy cheeks, a dapper cane and a florid of colors. But no trademark spelled Anna Piaggi style like an flamboyant original chapeau. So it is that Milan Fashion Week this year will kick off with "Hat-ology", an exhibition honoring the millinery style icon.
Part two of our NYFW round-up: we spotted a Halston-esque shirtdress and one polka dot and stripe number that looked quite familiar. Click away for your chance to shop today!
FIT's new exhibit "A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk", a new book documents the backstage wonder of Alexander McQueen, Francisco Costa celebrates ten years at Calvin Klein, and Peter Lindberg sounds off on the Age of the Supermodel. All on Vintage in The News!
While we love the excitement of Fashion Week as much as any other subscriber to the rag trade, we must admit that our favorite part is usually that which percolates weeks before the presentations. Any vintage lover can attest to the thrill of noting the past’s influence on the future.
As day two of New York Fashion week winds down, the news is decidedly on Spring 2014, but there is still a good bit of vintage in the news... the Costume Institute has announced the subject their Spring 2014 show, American couturier Charles James, Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a big show, and Andy Warhol's fashion work is on sale at Christie's
PinkClouds is opening its first store in Soho, NYC! Fashion critic Suzy Menkes sounds off about the fashion industry, Oscar de la Renta is scaling back his fashion week presentation, an annoucement from Bloomingdales on the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania and more!
One shining star of vestiary idiosyncrasy gets us through the dead zone that is summer award season: The MTV Video Music Awards. While we are happy leave judgement of best and worst dressed to the Fashion Police, we pulled together a slideshow of attendees in vintage, or vintage inspired looks.
Coca-Cola’s commercial outreach has been boundless, and the fashion world is no exception. In honor of the last few weeks of lazy summer before the frenzy of fashion week, we have pulled together a mix of our favorite summertime and fashion ads.
Lucky magazine looks at vintage shopping and period films, Elie Tahari turns 40, while Alexander McQueen's skull scarf celebrates it's 10th anniversary with Damien Hirst, Louis Vuitton honors six of its timeless muses with a new exhibit, Carine Roitfeld's new documentary and Simon Doonan's new book will both launch during NYFW. All that and more on this week's Vintage in The News!
As soon as we caught wind of the talented artist Leigh Nisonson, we were instantly taken by the layered vitality of her work. We sat down with our newest PinkClouds Influencer to learn a little bit about the path that led her to the art world.
Time and time again, our inspiration folders are filled with the beautifully resonant shots of legendary photographer Herb Ritts. His images are instantly recognizable: rich tonality, classical line, and vibrant characters. This week we celebrate one of fashion's very best, whose work left behind a compelling and inspiring legacy.
One of my favorite options for the summer is this Halston Tiffany blue dress. It is such a classic staple that flatters every figure and complexion; no wonder it seems to always find its way into my bag for weekend trips and vacations.
Two new shows this week, one on portraits of Coco Chanel by artist Marion Pike and the other on the history of New York's Garment District. September issues feature a handful of interviews with major industry players, specifically Andre Leon Talley and Sarah Jessica Parker, and Another magazine features designers over 70.
While gladiator sandals are often pegged as the ultimate trend item, their history is in fact long and colorful. One of history’s oldest shoes, the calf length sandal was appropriated with bravado and conviction by futuristic space age fashion designers. Perhaps the appeal lies in the fact that the design offers a unique paradox, equal parts provocative and utilitarian.
While I thought my pup Ella would always be the baby of the house, life made other plans. Surprise, surprise! The stork will deliver a very special Christmas package this year in the form of a bouncing baby boy. We are thrilled and can't wait to meet him!
This week on Vintage in The News... New details on the Roger Vivier retrospective emerge, Charlotte Olympia releases a truly all-American retro resort collection, Paco Rabanne names a new creative director, the CFDA/Vogue fashion fund announces a tv show special, and Hillary Clinton is presented with an award for outstanding community service by designer Michael Kors.
With only three weeks left to visit the Costume Institute's PUNK: Chaos to Couture, we present our review of the exhibit. Read through to read how the legacy of the DIY aesthetic lives on unabated minds of the most creative couturiers.
PinkClouds paired up with our favorite collaborator, vintage inspired jewelry brand Lulu Frost, for a unique Pinterest contest. Check out the most popular images here.
Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of Prince George! This week on Vintage in the News... Dolce & Gabbana respond to their guilty verdict, the famous Southbeach Versace Mansion goes up for auction, Ralph Lauren steps up to restore the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and John Casablancas, founder of Elite Models, dies at age 70.
In the last few months, I have noticed an emerging trend in my daily wear. Surely based in part on ease and comfort, I have found myself wearing more jumpsuits than usual. Perfect for these hot summer days, the no-fuss ensemble transitions seamlessly into an evening look with a smart blazer.
A chat with the Palais Galliera's head curator Olivier Saillard, a big move for Fendi, two new exhibits on Tony Viramontes and royal fashion, and vintage blogger Natalie Joos sits down with legendary Diane von Furstenberg... All in Vintage in the News!
This week we look back at a handful of our favorite Space Age fashions, unique looks that simultaneously evoke the retro nostalgia of the 1960s and still retain the spirit of youthful vigor with which they were conceived.
As much as I love life in the city, I still need time to recharge and relax…so that’s when I head out to the beach. My most recent trip was to the charming town of Charleston, South Carolina. To say that this historic city is undergoing an exciting renaissance of sorts is definitely an understatement. I was enamored with the picturesque streets that captured the southern culture, enlivened with a mix of modern flare.
Vintage in the News this week features three new shows: the Oscar de la Renta retrospective, the V&A’s Club to Catwalk, and the Gagosian Galley’s exhibit on Inex and Vidoodh. Also, Joseph Altuzarra wins the legendary Woolmark Award and Carine Roitfeld releases her earliest modeling comp card.
This week on Vintage in the News... Nina Ricci couturier Gerard Pipart passes away at the age of 79, Alexander Wang opens up about his move to Balenciaga, a new exhibit honoring the eclectic style of the Hippie movement, and a beautiful film honoring Christian Lacroix's collection for Schiaparelli.
The trappings of summer (starry nights and long beach days) serve as the perfect foil to slip into a patriotic state of mind. This year, get inspired by our compilation of the smartest stars and stripes, and be sure to celebrate America’s 237th anniversary your own red, white and blue.
With the Fourth of July right around the corner, the season of sun is kicking into high gear. If you are looking to stand out the next summer soiree, a vintage piece is just the thing. I’ve picked out four of my favorite PinkClouds items, each styled with contemporary items to achieve the perfect balance for the Modern Vintage Girl.
Three new exhibits on Japanese designers, Helmut Newton, and Azzedine Alaia; Christian Lacroix's tribute collection for Schiaparelli, and Anna Wintour's first tweet in support of marriage equality, all in this week's Vintage in the News.
This past Christmass, I received “The Perfect Hostess” by Maureen Daly (Dodd, Mead and Company, 1950), and it instantly became one of my favorite hostess gifts. Not only does it look lovely on my bookshelf, but I was delighted with its nostalgic tips and funny notes (including the name of the original owner). Read on for a few of my favorite excerpts.
French couturier Jean-Louis Scherrer died this week in Paris, fashion historian Caroline Evan's newest book, WilliamVintage announces a collaboration with Selfridges, and Kerry Taylor Aution House sells a handful of Diana Vreeland's legendary wardrobe. All that and more on Vintage in the News.
After a two and a half year hiatus, John Galliano finally speaks in a candid interview with Ingrid Sischy. In other Vintage in the News, Kate Moss will grace the cover of Playboy, two new exhibits on jewelry, and Suzy Menkes opens her wardrobe for Christies. Read that and more after the jump.
For Nostalgia this week, we’re putting on the dogs. From Pomeranians to German Police dogs, Fashion’s Best Friend has always provided a creative (and lively) extension of personal style. Is there is any better way to smarten an outfit than with the right furry fellow?
The season of the sun is the perfect time to play around with the prints in your closet. This week we turned to our own archives for nostalgia inspiration, a pair of beautiful Bill Blass dresses that mix two of fashion’s most iconic prints. Can’t decide between a bold stripe or a fun polka dot? How about a little of both!
In honor of this evening's CFDA Awards, we take a brief look back at the American legend for whom the lifetime achievement award has been named: Mr. Geoffrey Beene. Click through for a look back at an illustrious forty year career, through the words of the man himself.
A look back at the Obamas in the 70s, a new book on NYC in the 1980s, the Mark Hotel and Bergdorf Goodman team up, The Ferragamo exhbition, The Amazing Shoemaker, and more!
The passing of Ottavio Missoni is the end of a love story: the love of heritage, the love for design, and most profound the end of a deep partnership that produced a budding, creative brood. In honor of his colorful life, we present a handful of brand classics, including our all time favorite vintage Missoni piece
Tomorrow is the spring sale for Kerry Taylor Auction house. We mined through the catalogue and found a few items that bear a resemblance to some of our very own PinkClouds vintage. Click through for a chance to purchase yours!
The Missoni family grieves the loss of their patriarch, Suzy Menkes sounds off on Punk, rare footage of Stephen Sprouse’s first major fashion show, and finally a confirmation from the Isabella Blow Foundation on an upcoming exhibition.
If, as the saying goes, behind every great man lies an even greater lady, then the panorama of eminent twentieth century designers seems to hint that such a synergetic relationship begins in the womb. In honor of this year’s mother’s day, we look back at five designers whose relationship with their own mothers heavily influenced their careers.
Prada and Catherine Martin team up for an instillation featuring Gatsby costumes, Yohji Yamamoto is honored at Berlin's Gallery Week, Riccardo Tisci and Joseph Atluzarra take a stab at the ballet and the enormous couture collection of famed YSL muse Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain goes on sale.
As a rare triple-up effect where a subculture’s defiant aesthetic permeated the salons and runways of high fashion, Punk offers a unique and opportune occasion to inspect the multifaceted development of fashion. This week, we celebrate the Costume Institute's newest show with a few of our favorite punk images.
Master meets master as Schiaparelli announces a collaboration with Christian Lacroix, Gatsby fever hits the fashion world and two footwear giants are celebrated. Vintage in the News after the jump!
While Palm Springs gears up for Coachella round 2, we peek back at the original inspiration for the latest street style spinoff: festival fashion. Relive the glory of Woodstock through love beads, tie-dye and Joe Cocker.
Lilly Pulitzer, Palm Beach’s Princess of Prints, died this week at the age of 81. This week’s Nostalgia celebrates the vibrant shifts that brought the buzzing energy of the 1960s to the international jet set.
Last fall, Jennifer caught wind of a man who had amassed a collection of 55,000 dresses, and instantly she knew that she had to track him and hear his story. What she found was a heartwarming love story to rival any Hollywood romance.
Happy Easter! Today we celebrate the festival of pastels with a collection of our favorite bunnies…
This week the CFDA nominees were announced, Chanel releases a new archival video, Dior takes over Harrod’s, and the New York Times interviews British Vogue’s Vintage King. Most important of all – a very happy birthday to Bill Cunningham!
In honor of SXSW, we take a look back at Texas' most formidable style icon: the cowgirl. If Texas is a state of mind, then Texas style is of a mind of statement dress.
Celebrate the birth of the 20th century's most hypnotic muse: Marchesa Luisa Casati.
No matter where your social calendar takes you, our style guide will show you how to pair archival vintage pieces with your fashion favorites for that one-of-a-kind look.
Bobette's transformative process honors an object’s unique history, while simultaneously infusing it with a modern feel. Learn more in our exclusive Q&A!
Watch our Dark Romance editorial video created by Henry Mounser
Accessories designer Reece Solomon of the brand Reece Hudson sits down with the PinkClouds team for a Q&A.
‘Tis the season! Check out Jennifer’s holiday gift ideas.
Are your friends as hard to shop for as ours? We guarantee they don't have these one-of-a-kind designer pieces!
A beautiful countess is sent into mourning by the end of Balenciaga.
Get inspired by today’s street style icons interpreting this timeless print.
We snapped some pictures of the 111th anniversary window display of the store as well as some photos from the premiere night of “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman”
A look at the behind the scenes action from our Fab.com photoshoot!
Summer days in New York City are hot and sticky. So PinkClouds headed out of town in search of a cool haven with a grassy yard and pool.
Honoring his work as a costume designer, the “Stars in Dior” exhibit just opened in Christian Dior’s hometown of Granville, France.
The prize honors up-and-coming designers and launched careers such as Lagerfeld and St. Laurent
Twiggy, the famed model and fashion icon, has announced that she will be organizing a fashion show during the Festival to exhibit the fashion, culture, and music of the 1960’s.
The Man Repeller's Jury Duty Look - featuring the Pinkclouds x Eleven Objects collaboration.
PinkClouds collaborated with Frock NYC by curating a selection of our favorite vintage Frock pieces. All items were styled by the PinkClouds team and available for sale for a limited time through PinkClouds.com.
Leo Mavroviti has a charming store in the heart of Lincoln Center. The Emporium Antique Shop houses a world full of antiques and vintage jewelry.
Legendary supermodel Cindy Crawford wearing PinkClouds in collaboration with FutureClaw.
Now that the dust has begun to settle from the whirlwind of New York Fashion Week, we are carefully combing through the shows. If you can’t wait for spring to don the floral glamour of Christian Siriano or the downtown cool of Altuzarra, we have picked a handful of vintage items to scratch your itch!
Nostalgia this week was inspired by the languid beauty of the The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs. The daily performances of these dedicated swimmers evoke references from Botticelli to Jean Paul Gaultier. The show attracts visitors from around the world to the sleepy Florida town, proving once and for all that there is nothing as evocative as the siren’s call.
This week’s Nostalgia is inspired by Verglas’ intimate portraits, which are the subject of the newest book to be published by Click Bookstore and Gallery (and our next door neighbor). The French photographer became famous in the 1990s for a relaxed, spontaneous style, which borrowed from documentary photography to produce arresting images of the world’s most beautiful women
This week on Vintage in the News: Bob Mackie and Cher reunite for the singer's upcoming tour, Tavi Gevinson sits down with vintage doyenne Iris Apfel, a new book highlights the innovation of textile design, and we list our favorite moments (so far) of season one of Vintage Bowles.
Throughout the first half of the 20th century, the evolution of ladies’ beachwear could be considered the case of the incredible shrinking suit, culminating in a showdown between two French designers, Louis Réard and Jacques Heim. This week's swim nostalgia looks at one of fashion's most explosive designs: The Bikini.
Our first swimwear slideshow is a reminder that, when it comes to dress, it is summer-wear that usually pushes the boundaries of propriety. This week we take a look back at classic bathing beauties in one-pieces, from head-to-toe Victorian garb to Rudi Gernreich’s monokini. What’s better than a beach babe in a suit? Two. Or three, or four.
This week, we celebrate the birthday of the remarkable Anjelica Huston. Huston’s career in both fashion and film has been marked by an innate regal presence. From Bob Richardson’s controversial editorials for Vogue Paris to her role as the Alaia-clad Lilly Dillon in The Grifters, the formidable icon has proven time and time again that style is indeed an attitude.
Just in time for 2013’s Pride week, the Supreme Court’s ruled to strike down The Defense of Marriage Act, taking a definitive step forward in the name of love and equality. To celebrate the decision, we use Nostalgia this week to commemorate the power of the rainbow flag, what has become the most recognized symbol of the gay rights movement.
Every March, Texas’ self-proclaimed weirdest city puts on one of the country’s most comprehensive and innovative festivals. While some head down SXSW for the music, some for the topnotch tech conferences, and others for the food, I have my own reasons. I fly to Austin for the vintage!
This week's Vintage in the News is all about 2013's CFDA winners: Proenza Schouler is re-releasing their first collection through Barney's, Vera Wang sits down for a chat with WWD, and Oscar de la Renta endorses Hillary Clinton. Also this week, a new book on Karl Lagerfeld's quips and a look back at the Nixon administration's most notorious playboy.
While cleaning out (or alternately switching) one’s closet is a necessary task for any New York fashion lover, most people neglect to address the importance of clearing out one’s bookshelf and the piles of beloved inspiration magazines that stack up accumulating dust. This week, I discuss how I managed limited storage by sticking a few simple guidelines.
Wedding Nostalgia this week enters the second half of the 20th century. Starting in the 1960s, the youthquake generation embraced compliant hemlines and unusual embellishments. Click through to see a slideshow of a few of our favorite looks.
When it comes to the Hamptons, everyone has there favorite spots, and I am certainly no exception. If you find yourself out east this summer, consider my guide for the perfect summer weekend. I promise each stop is more than worth the effort.
The season of festival wear is upon us. Fashion photographers this summer will capture limpid dresses, feather lined fringe, spring’s newest buds braided into sun kissed tresses - a style loose in form but rigid in distinction. And when style surpasses sound as the showcase of a music festival, it is time to take note.
Part one of our two week nuptial Nostalgia. A look back at the early 20th century: miles of silk satin trains, delicate headpieces and the joyful release of a wartime wedding.
Introducing Volume I of the PinkClouds e-magazine, via Glossi.com. Modern Vintage Fashion at its finest!
No one forgets their first fashion show. Mine was especially memorable because of a chance encounter with a living legend.
Nicola Formichetti leaves Mugler for Diesel, the House of Dior plans its own Impressionism exhibition, a new book featuring the costumes of Liberace, and a the lovely “Generations of Style” video series... all that and more in Vintage in the News!
After a long decade of clean-cut nudes, the long, dramatic nail is back. And really, is there any better role for fingernails than a vivid expression of creative individualism? This week, a slideshow to inspire your most ingenious nail art.
Follow my hunt for the ultimate wardrobe staple: The Balenciaga Motorcycle Jacket!
Vintage in the News this week … a German exhibition of outrageous footwear, shots of Hollywood’s most beloved stars go to auction, Stella McCartney is honored with the Order of the British Empire, and Patrick Robinson gets a fresh start at Armani Exchange.
My big break into fashion and the makings of a vintage expert.
Introducing Jennifer’s new weekly column all about Modern Vintage Style!
Our newest PinkClouds Fix sale was shot by the lovely Darcy Rogers. Take a look behind the scenes and read through a short but sweet Q&A with the talented photographer.
Parading one's fashionable garb on the ample, shaded avenues of Paris has been a staple of the city’s character since the 19th century. Today we honor that tradition with a quick look back at its history.
It's finally here! Fashion and Impressionism at the Met opens Tuesday. Also this week, a new creative director for Tod's, a new title for Kate Moss, and Princess Diana's most famous gowns are back on the market... Catch up on all the Vintage in the News!
MTV's original host of House of Style turned 47 this week. A look back at her most gorgeous shots.
It's Valentine's Day! Celebrate with a little shimmer and shine.
Vintage in the News today looks at jewelry trends, 90's revival, shoe mania and more after the jump!
Which American designer would we love to see resurrected? Today, a little downtown cool from Stephen Sprouse.
Busy week! Inauguration fashion, Galliano's stint at Oscar de la Renta, and a twist on the International Best Dressed List. Plus Prada's Great Gatsby and Balenciaga's secrets revealed after the jump...
With Spring 2013 Couture season in full swing, we've rounded up some of our favorite runway looks. We can't get enough of this year's floral prints and lace details. Get into the ethereal mood with these vintage doppelgangers.
In the news this week: Chanel's third exhibit in China, Design of the Year nominees, and finally, Jean Paul Gaultier comes to New York City!
This week in Vintage in the News, Downton Abbey hits Saville Row, Karl does Dallas, and The New York Times predicts which sartorial items will define the millenial generation.
Dream in pink... a little history on the birth of the bra.
Vintage in the News: Fashion name-dropping in Rap, Marlene Dietrich, and Jean Paul Gaultier announces a greatest hits line!
Q&A with Lisa Salzer, designer of Lulu Frost, and author Lesley M.M. Blume on the Let's Bring Back NY Fashion Week Presentation and their thoughts on vintage inspiration.
In honor of Pantone’s Color of 2013, we gathered a few of our favorite emerald images.
Our Vintage in the News this week is quite Anglo-centric. Valentino is honored with an exhibit at Somerset House and Muiccia Prada hosts a salon at Cafe Royal.
Our round-up of Vintage in the News, featuring Kate the Great, along with Versace, Armani and Manolo.
We are excited to visit one of our favorite vintage shows - The Pier Antiques & Vintage Show
Our friends at ILWYW.com came over to our showroom for a summer afternoon of dress-up.
Twice a year, vintage dealers come from all over to showcase their best pieces.
Since sometimes the gorgeous details make all the difference, we decided to capture them on some of our favorite garments
PinkClouds got the opportunity to priview the late socialite's prized possessions at Sotheby's before going up for auction
PinkClouds founder, Jennifer Collins, curated a special sale of one of a kind items for luxury retailer Edition01
This collection of caftans embodies Lesley's signature effortless yet glamorous style. Each caftan is styled by Lesley to showcase a complete modern vintage look.
Whether neutral or combined with prints, this trend never goes out of style!
A timeless look we will never get bored of! Get the look now.
Filmmaker Deborah Riley Draper has released "Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution," a documentary about the legendary fashion show.
The Business of Fashion wrote an interesting article all about the "science" of vintage fashion.
Check out some of our favorite resort looks, and how they inspired some of our own pieces!
A new photography exhibit has opened at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, celebrating the work of late fashion photographer Helmut Newton.
Q&A with Christine Barberich, the editor in chief at Refinery 29, on her love for vintage.
This weekend we visited one of the most important events for vintage fashion industry: Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show.
The first Azzedine Alaia store in 20 years will be opening next spring off the Avenue Montaigne in the heart of Paris’ fashion retail district.
There is nothing more fulfilling they a day of bargain hunting and vintage shopping
Our favorite beachwear find from Anguilla. Sold for a limited time on PinkClouds!
Music festivals, particularly Coachella, is the perfect environment to have fun with your style.
This week, the Stephen Burrows Retrospective opens at MCNY, while David Bowie is honored with his own show at the V&A. Meanwhile, Andre Leon Talley pen’s a new book on the LBD and TheCut weighs in the on the Celine/Beene controversy…
An intimate look at the life and career of the remarkable Larry Vrba.
From live serpentine stoles to scarcely-dead, draped tunics, the MTV Video Music Awards have provided an unparalleled platform for the most extravagant and scandalous fashion experiments. This week we look back at a handful of our favorite moments in the award show’s twenty-nine year run.
Experiencing a mild case of the mid-day slump? Head to Instagram for a little afternoon nostalgia. This week, I put together an assortment of shots from my favorite Instagramers. Nothing like little vintage inspiration on the go!
A true iconoclast, the ambitious and talented Pierre Cardin is one of fashion’s most colorful figures. Over the span of six decades, he has achieved the pinnacle of a design legacy, a unique, experimental point of view that truly changed the face of fashion.
If the current blistering heat wave isn’t enough to spur a temperate hankering for a crisp change of season, then surely the 2013 Fall Couture shows will do. Furs, cashmeres and black lace offer a welcome elegance that suddenly feels absent from our current summer spread. Get inspired by the artistry and refinement of the Parisian catwalks, and then pick up your very own one-of-kind piece, courtesy of PinkClouds!