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April 26, 2017

In view of the French political upheaval of last weekend, let's journey back to May 1968 Paris.....

The student protests of May 1968 brought focus to Paris’ streets on national and global levels, and this was echoed in French fashion imagery. A ready-to-wear editorial i...

March 1, 2017

So proud to have contributed an essay to its catalogue, the current exhibition at the Museum at FIT, 'Paris Refashioned, 1957-1968' by curator Colleen Hill, is a must see! Yes, Paris fashion is highly mythologized, and this show, buttressed by good research and passion...

January 30, 2017

Sonia Rykiel, Elle, 1970, photos by Peter Knapp

 Fashion Group archives, New York Public Library:

January 24, 2017

Helmut Newton's collaged image for French Elle at the site of the 1967 world's exposition in Montreal was a celebration of technology, from the plastic chairs molded to the bodies of astronauts John Glenn and Alan Sheppard, to model Willie's jersey coat by Sonia Rykiel...

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