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Eye On Design: YSL Color Block Couture Dress Circa 1965

YSL Couture Color Block Dress
Photos By Gail

Yves Saint Laurent’s fall 1965 collection was inspired by the paintings of Piet Mondrian. While it became one of Saint Laurent’s most famous collections, other designers had introduced similar designs before him. The Montreal Gazette claimed that color-blocked dresses by Michele Roiser had inspired Saint Laurent to “add a few black lines” to his own creations

Installation View

YSL dress seen here with a color block design by Lousi Feraud (circa 1967) on the left.

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Photos From Paris Refashioned: 1957-1968 at The Museum at FIT

Installation View with Ungaro Coat
All Photos By Gail

For reasons that take too long to talk about, I’m late to the game with my post on the exhibit Paris Refashioned: 1957-1968, which closed on April 15th, 2017. But why waste a collection of lovely photos when I could still post them here, in hope that they will entice you to attend the museum’s next exhibit, while you learn more about the history of French fashion!

Installation View
Installation View

I was fortunate to visit the exhibit one frigid Saturday afternoon in February, when there were very few other attendees and the feelings of nostalgia were great, as it reminded me of shopping with my mother when I was a little girl back in the 1960s.

Installation View with Pantsuits
Installation View with Pantsuits

Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 highlighted one of the most groundbreaking time periods in fashion history. While many books and exhibitions about this era position London as the center of innovative, youth-oriented design, this limited perspective overlooks the significant role that Paris continued to play in the fashion industry. Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968 examined the combined influence of French haute couture, ready-to-wear, and popular culture during this era, with particular emphasis on how fashion was perceived and promoted by the American fashion press. All objects on view were selected from The Museum at FIT’s permanent collection of more than 50,000 objects.

Please enjoy some of our favorite designs from the show!

Evening Suit By Coco Chanel
Evening Suit By Coco Chanel in Gold Silk Satin Brocade, 1960

Christian Dior Hostess Gown
Christian Dior Ready-to-Wear Hostess Gown, Printed Ivory Silk Satin, 1957

Installation View with Red Suit

Emanuel Ungaro Couture Dress
Emanuel Ungaro Couture Dress, Red Double-knit Wool, Polyurethane and PVC, 1967

Emanuel Ungaro Couture Coat
Left Foreground: Emanuel Ungaro Couture Coat. Blue and Grey Printed Wool Fabric By Sonia Knapp, 1968

Jules Lanvin Couture Evening Ensemble
Far Left: Jeanne Lanvin (aka Jules-Francois Crahay)  Couture Evening Ensemble Dress and Hood in Fuschia Silk Chifon and Rhinestones, 1964-65

Pierre Cardin Coat and Pinafore Dress
Left: Pierre Cardin Ready-to-Wear Coat and Pinafore Dress and Belt in Burgundy Leather, 1967

Arlette Nastat Ready-to-Wear Dress

Arlette Nastat Ready-to-Wear Dress Detail
Arlette Nastat Ready-to-Wear Dress in Black and Pink Linen, 1966

Exhibit Signage

Look for more individual pieces from the exhibit to be featured in Wednesday’s weekly Eye On Design column in upcoming weeks!

Andres Courreges Couture Dress 1968
André Courrèges Couture Dress in Black Chiffon, Tan Silk and Black Vinyl, 1968

Hello Pussy T-Shirt

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Pizza Hoodie

Pizza Hoodie
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Here’s a fun layering item to help keep you warm in the midst of this year’s Polar Vortex: a Pepperoni Pizza Print Hoodie! Oh, I am hungry just looking at it! On sale right now for just $69.84 (save 30 Bucks!) at Rage On Dot Com!

K8 Hardy, Credit Default Swap

Credit Default Swap
Credit Default Swap (2012), Duratrans Film on Lightbox, Edition of 2 (Photo By Gail)

K8 Hardy’s work typically subverts common conceptions of fashion and consumerism, combining product close-ups, meticulous styling and staging. Her photographs and sculptures employee layering to confuse and undermine assumptions about class, economics, race and gender. She “teases out” the emotional meanings in everything – from clothes to figures in a landscape. “This blanket expression that you shouldn’t judge a person by their clothes is ridiculous to me,” she said. “Every article of clothing is so loaded with signifiers, I don’t know how you can help but make up stories about people and their desires based on what they wear.”

Up And Coming Designers Debut New Spring 2015 Fashions at Red Light PR Party!

Full of Secrets Zip Bag By Jac Vanek
Full of Secrets Zip Bag By Jac Vanek (All Photos By Gail)

Just as we’re breaking out the fall outerwear here in NYC, Fashion Designers are showcasing their designs for Spring, so we have something to look forward to! Red Light PR, one of Manhattan’s key players in Fashion PR, hosted a lively event in their showroom last week to give press a sneak preview of exciting new designs we’ll soon be seeing in stores. Please enjoy a selection of our favorite pieces!

Red and White Floral Print Top By Jac Vanek

We are just crazy about this simple Red and White Floral Print Top By casual wear designer Jac Vanek, a brand whose slogan is “Because Everything Else is Really Boring” — love it!

Layana Aguilar

Do you remember Layana Aguilar from Season 11 of Project Runway? Layana was at the party meeting fans and introducing her Spring line. Check out one of her jackets below.

Short Jacket By Layana Aguilar

Layana’s collection features lots of separates in pastel colors with lace details and cut outs. Very youthful and on trend.

Red and White Color Block Top By Alice's Pig

Alice’s Pig seems to favor a fun retro look that we were very attracted to. This bold Red and White Color Block Top goes great with the Red and White Striped Short Skirt pictured below.

Red and White Striped Short Skirt By Alice's Pig

Just add a pair of boots and a vibrant hand bag and you’re good to go-go!

Summer Long Dress By Designer Sofia Arana

This Summer print Long Dress by designer Sofia Arana would be ideal for a warm weather Garden Party!

Designer Sofia Arana

Here is Sofia posing proudly with her designs. This dress, which debuted on the runways at New York Fashion Week, was a favorite among party goers! See more of her collection at Sofia Arana Dot Com.

Short Pink Silk Dress By Darling
Pink Print Silk Dress By Darling

The Darling fashion brand is the vision of Nadia Moraes, a London based designer and entrepreneur who created the label in 2008. Darling’s very wearable dresses and separates are all about offering affordable luxury product with an emphasis on quality and attention to detail. Look at all of these cute dresses!

Navy and Creme Color Block Short Dress By Darling

Navy, Peach and Creme Color Block, Pleated-Skirt Short Dress.

Apricot Short Dress By Darling

Apricot Short Dress.

Red Lace Short Dress By Darling

Red Lace Short Dress.

Cropped Floral Motorcycle Jacket By Darling

Cropped Floral Motorcycle Jacket. This jacket would go with everything.

Red Rose Bustier from Durdoux

This gorgeous Rose Bustier is from Durdoux (dur-“do”), a NY based Womens RTW brand that’s based on wearability with an avant-garde sensibility. Designer Najla Burt is the creative force behind these “fashions for everyday Rock Stars” (our words). Check out her fabulous clothes!

Magenta Silk Brocade Skirt By Durdoux

Magenta Silk Brocade Skirt.

Magenta Silk Brocade Handbag By Durdoux

Matching Magenta Silk Brocade Handbag.

Silk Brocade Long Jacket By Durdoux

Silk Brocade Long Jacket. The collection features other separates in this same luxury fabric as well!

Bright Yellow Lace Bandeau and Full Skirt By Durdoux

Bright Yellow Lace Bandeau and Full Skirt.

Bright Yellow Leather Bustier and Narrow Skirt By Durdoux

Bright Yellow Leather Bustier and Slim Skirt.

White and Black Skinny Leather Pants By Durdoux

White and Black Leather Skinny Jeans. Rockin’!

Silver Leather Short Jacket By Durdoux

Silver Leather Short Jacket – so great! Special thanks to Cynthia (Najla’s mom) who assisted in this fashion shoot by holding the clothes!

Black and Gold Beaded Short Dress By Forever Unique London
Black and Gold Beaded Short Dress By Forever Unique

Forever Unique is a London-based luxury fashion brand, specializing in ladies occasion wear.

Blue Beaded Short Dress By Forever Unique London
Blue Beaded Short Dress

With a unique take on the trends of the moment, Forever Unique’s stand out silhouettes, body perfecting construction and premium embellishment offer everything needed to maximize your look for when it matters most.

Beaded and Sequined Skirt By Forever Unique London
Beaded and Sequined Skirt

Check out this showcase piece below!

Beaded and Feather Gown By Forever Unique London

This exquisite Beaded and Feather Strapless Evening Dress is really all-season appropriate for any formal occasion where you want to be the most glamorous woman in the room!

Thanks To Red Light PR for keeping us in the loop!

Frog Riding in a Car T Shirt

Frog Riding in a Car

There he goes! Frog Riding in a Car was designed by Amanda Flagg and is available to purchase on a variety of T-Shirt sizes, styles and colors for just $19.95, at This Link!