Monday, December 20, 2010
A Fashion Journey through the Decades
I was researching vintage YSL and Chanel jewelry when I came across the Decades blog. Decades is the high-end vintage boutique in Los Angeles owned by Cameron Silver. I had read about Decades in both Rachel Zoe's book, Style A to Zoe: The Art of Fashion, Beauty, & Everything Glamour, and in a March 2007 article in The New Yorker, and have seen it on episodes of The Rachel Zoe Project.
The blog is wonderful. I was hooked from the very first post I read on Chanel jewelry. They do a nice write-up of each piece they are offering, including the designer and the year the article of clothing or accessory was made, so it's a fun way to get a hit of vintage fashion as well as a way to learn something of fashion history. I highly recommend it!
In some of their recent posts they listed a glamorous Chantal Thomass feather capelet from the 1980's, a lovely cream and gold Jacques Fath dress from 1954, and a fantastic bubblegum pink ruched one-shoulder Halston gown from 1982. Visiting the Decades blog is like going to a couture museum, but the difference is these pieces are for sale!
The above picture is of a Halston silk caftan, circa 1975, actually featured in the exhibit American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection, held earlier this year at Brooklyn Museum, but it seems like the kind of dress Decades would offer on their site.
Photo by my mom!