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The Ballad Of Vintage Couture by Barbara, Head Daisy
of the red and blue striped Chanel suit
than a decade ago, Vintage Couture clothing was
merely old clothing, an unnamed category of inventory,
unappreciated at every thrift shop in America. No resale
shop would accept this type of merchandise, or passe
clothing for consignment. Children of couture-clad
mothers and aunts and grandmothers disdained their
legacy and donated these items. Volunteers were
indifferent, tagging the merchandise at low prices and
tossing them on racks where they would swing month after
month, snubbed by the impoverished and most foraging
valued clothing produced and styled forty to fifty
years ago. The couturiers fell into public obscurity:
Jean Muir, Pauline Trigere, Rafael, Madame Gres, Donald
Brooks, Gloria Scherrer, Hanae Mori, even Chanel by CoCo.
There was a minuscule market, and it was a refined
market. Instructors at Fashion Design Schools would
forage, find, and purchase definitive items to teach
their students construction, fabrics, detailing, and
styling. Treasure hunters would rummage and purchase an
item that triggered a girlhood memory of an aunt, their
mother, a cousin, or a movie star, whose panache was
evoked by this clothing. It was unlikely they wore these
purchases. They were mementos, purchased in an
impulsive, nostalgic recollection moment for a song.
Another type of shopper was the home sewers, not
seamstresses or tailors by vocation, but home sewers.
They would hunt for the perfect piece to take apart and
study, re-construct couturiers, and make and update
patterns from the pieces.
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and current, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes, Valentino.
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