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As the A-list gets primped and pampered (and punked out) in preparation for tonight’s Met Gala, they can take comfort in the fact that the tools wielded by their hair dressers don’t look like this.
The white smoke has billowed in Vatican City and the new Pope has been named, but thirteen years ago, we got an idea of what John Galliano’s version the Catholic leader would look like during one not-so-Christian Dior runway show.
Long before she was making wannabe models (and her fellow coaches) quiver in their stilettos on her reality show The Face, Naomi Campbell was gracing our small screens in a far less imposing role: in a three-episode run as Julia on The Cosby Show in 1988.
On the eve of Alexander Wang‘s first show as creative director of Balenciaga (eeeek!), we want to take you back to October 1997, when a sprightly young up-and-comer named Nicolas Ghesquière showed his first-ever collection for that very same house.
On Thursday, Paris Hilton posted a hilarious #ThrowbackThursday picture on her Facebook page: her family’s Christmas card from when she was 15.
Since you’ve all been so good this year, we’ve got a big treat today: a double whammy of the Royal Family at Christmas!
Oscar de la Renta is just so gosh darn charming in this 1984 interview with Barbaralee Diamonstein that we kept forgetting just how old the clip was — until, that is, they zoomed out and we got a full look at his interviewer’s outfit: a brown, quintessentially Eighties, ruffle-necked dress.
Long before before Alber Elbaz turned the house of Lanvin into what it is today, there was founder Jeanne Lanvin. She was responsible for creating très feminine designs, and the house recently unearthed a video of the master at work.
Everyone recognizes ’90s icon Lisa Frank‘s colorful smattering of rainbows, unicorns, and teddy bears. But did you all know that Esquire‘s Sexiest Woman Alive Mila Kunis used to shill for the brand? Nope, neither did we!
In the spirit of Sunday Funday, here’s a little clip that’s just for fun: a vintage makeup video tutorial from the 1940s. This is how our grandmothers did it!
For your evening does of funny vintage things, check out this pre-Angel-era catalog from 1979, complete with blank facial expressions and furry slippers!
We love going out and dancing, but we hate when dudes try to grind up on us! Personal space, guys! We’re definitely going to look into buffer belts, which is supposed to keep ladies and gents at a distance from each other while dancing, as evidenced by this vintage vid.
Back in the day, fashion shows were more about the clothes than a fancy runway set-up or concert lighting. Case in point: Balenciaga‘s show from the 1960s.
The late Gianni Versace used to show his couture collection at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. His sis Donatella continued the tradition until 2004, and this weekend, she finally returned to Gianni’s favorite spot. As such, we wanted to take a look back at Gianni’s Atelier Versace creations.
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The house of Yves Saint Laurent has been all over the news thanks to Hedi Slimane‘s controversial choice to change its name. Since the label is about to make some serious changes, we thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane with some videos of runway shows from when Yves himself was still at the brand.
We all know clothes just look better when you stand up straight, but sometimes it’s hard to remember not to slouch — unless, that is, you have a glowering teacher there to remind you, like these Barnard girls did in 1954.
You read that correctly. The electronics superpower once dabbled in apparel and created a line of clothing in 1986.
We never get tired of vintage fashion videos, like this gem featuring 1950s Parisian style.