Vintage Dream: Hoard Of Unworn 70′s Clothes Discovered
Let’s indulge in a fashion fantasy for a second. Let’s say you’re looking for a new home. You search neighborhood to neighborhood with a real estate agent, finally find a gorgeous gem with insanely big closets – we’re talking Carrie Bradshaw Upper East Side closets. You know it’s for you. And in some real estate fantasy, you sign a lease and move in the next day. You open a door to a room you hadn’t seen the day before. Your jaw drops. What lays before you is a room full of Chanel, Balenciaga, McQueen, even a pair of lace up Ann Demeulemeester boots.
Ok. I know it seems almost cruel to even joke about something like that, but something like this miracle has actually just occurred. According to The Independent, thousands of unworn vintage items were found in a warehouse in Glasgow by 35-year-old web designer Bali Rakhra, whose father had reportedly kept them after closing his business in the 80′s.
The Independent claims that the find includes about 10,000 items of clothing from the 1970s. While the garments may not be high-end couture (items include a Levi’s denim waistcoat and a pair of brown corduroys), and Vogue’s Lucinda Chambers believes much of that decades’ garments are “verging on…hideous,” according to Mr. Rakhra, there has been strong interest in the massive collection.
Manager of the Bath Fashion Museum, Rosemary Harden, told The Independent:
“I haven’t come across anything on this scale before. Ten thousand pieces is amazing…It is good that it is high street rather than all that I Love the 70s stuff, as if all we wore were tank tops and platform boots. This offers a more real picture.”
All that said, we have one final thing to add:
Attention Brad Goreski! Please rush over to Rachel Zoe’s home right now and make sure she’s still breathing.