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Dressing Up: Costume!

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Find in this ring costume rental stores, clothing shops, theatrical costumers and fashion history sites:  all things sartorial.  Pictured, clockwise from top left:  Deborah Kerr in "Black Narcissus," Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra," Gene Autry in "The Black Rider" and Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet in "Hamlet":  all dressed a little differently than you'd find them on the street.  On the NavBar:  Eva Gauthier in a Javanese headdress.

 

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2013 - The Return of Vintage Clothes - 02/08/2013
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It is often said that fashion is cyclical and that styles often come back around. That may be one reason why vintage clothing is so popular. There is something about a well-made dress or outfit from the past that makes people stand up and take notice. Is it the handmade quality that draws people in? Maybe it is the personalised touch of clothing made to measure. Or the nostalgia of bygone eras when things seemed simpler. Whatever the reason, vintage and vintage-inspired clothing is back in style again. Collectible Fashions Vintage clothing is sought after because it has a history to it that makes it unique. Often, the clothes were created for a specific person to wear, made to their measurements and hand-crafted. Some clothing may have been designed to be worn to a special event like a wedding or party. You can often find fashions that were worn for a specific purpose kept in a museum as a link to that event. Collectors are often willing to pay top dollar a t auction to own vintage fashions that were worn by people who are considered to be style icons like Diana, Princess of Wales or Elizabeth Taylor. Since fabric does not always age well, it can be difficult to find vintage clothing that is in wearable condition. Tears, rips, and holes are common problems for clothing that has been worn before. Fabrics may also become discoloured or faded in storage. If you are planning to wear a vintage outfit, you may need to have it restored first. On the other hand, if you are collectin...

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