Re-watched this great documentary yesterday.
Valentino - The Last Emperor first came out over a decade ago, in 2008, and so it’s very interesting to watch it in present time, reflecting on how much the fashion industry has changed since then, and also how much it is still in upheaval.
In addition to a look at beautiful Valentino gowns and a glimpse into the work-ethic of his fashion house at the time, I got from the film an example of somebody (Mr. Valentino), who is not willing to trade quality for quick profit. Integrity and true artistic passion cannot be bought for money.
If more people thought like Valentino and held out a decade ago, maybe the fashion industry would have looked a little different today (i.e. less focus on quantity and more focus on having fewer items, but with higher quality that can last lifetimes).
Hopefully that’s where we are headed once we all get on the sustainability train.
You can catch Valentino - The Last Emperor via iTunes.
Finally had the time to check out the new Halston documentary that came out earlier this year. It’s wonderful and I really recommend it! Did you know Halston started out selling hats in Bergdorf Goodman before he began work on his own line? The tale of Halston’s rise to the top is full of New York history and fabulous personalities like Elsa Peretti. The documentary also gives a nice glimpse into the genius of his designs and the elegant simplicity of his patterns.Read More
Summer is right around the corner, so I thought I’d share my two favorite brands for swimwear! My most recent discovery and new favorite is ’Gigi C Bikinis’ (pictured above). The fit is amazing, the design is creative and the fabric is durable. My other long-time favorite is Norma Kamali; I have one of her rockin ‘Stud Chuck’ monokinis. So many cool styles to choose from on her website and I recommend getting one of her famous sleeping bag coats, as well!Read More
Some of my favorite documentaries that I've watched lately have been fashion industry documentaries. On Netflix my favorite ones right now are: 'Dries' about Dries Van Noten, 'House of Z' about Zac Posen and 'Manolo' about Manolo Blahnik'. Outside of Netflix I also recently watched 'Diana Vreeland: The eye has to travel' via iTunes.
Recommend all of them!Read More