Monday, August 7, 2017

A New York Costumer

Original Photographs from Archives



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  1. My, my, just compare the fabric of that suit and the thickness of those gloves to the flimsy of today.

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    1. Oh, my goodness!! I was thinking the EXACT same thing; it was my first impression when I saw the photo!

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  2. Oh how I remember, and mourn the loss of, those types of clothes. Beautiful woman, beautiful suit.

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    1. Absolutely agreed! This was America at her best; an era when most people cared about making a positive impression, were put together and polished. Sloppy casual has taken us down the rungs of the ladder to where our behavior matches our dress. No wonder we're often referred to as "the ugly Americans."

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    2. You can aways spot Americans when abroad!

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  3. I loved the clothes in the old black and white movie Laura. I goggled and found that the designer was Bonnie Cashin. Surprised to find that she was the designer behind many of the 70's and 80's Coach bags that I loved. Would love see her styles replicated today but they would be made overseas and not have the quality.

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    1. I saw a Bonnie Cashin exhibit when in college. What dazzling use of color! Wonder if she designed my vintage Coach bag?

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  4. The lady almost looks like Bess Myerson.

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  5. Such fabric is still available, but today I believe it would be used for overcoats.

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    1. But have you seen how paper thin (ladies) overcoats at Brooks Brothers are these days?

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  6. A wonderful reminder to take pride in personal grooming and presentation.

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  7. Love the look - although the amount of hair spray needed alone would be an environmental hazard today ;> Have some terrific vintage 50s & early 60s outfits and even late 40s -- we sew quite a bit and keep them around as references. Bought at now defunct department stores like Peck & Peck, B.Altman and Best & Co. These clothes are amazing and they were massed produced!

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