This week the MAs have been running around NYC. From the Fashion Institute of Technology to the to the Museum of the City of New York we’ve had the privilege to access some of the world’s best History of Dress archives. Below is a little preview of what we’ll be sharing in the coming weeks!
A Chanel Suit c. 1950s. The jacket was constructed with quilted lining which was sewed in such a way so that the open weave tweed wouldn’t lose its shape. Photograph taken at FIT.
A Chanel bag c. 1950s with the iconic interlocked Cs. Although not as prominent as today’s handbags as the Cs are in the inner lining, Chanel was still conscious of building her brand after having launched her perfume line in 1921. Photograph taken at FIT.
Detail of the Chanel Jacket c. 1950s. The chain – now used by Karl Lagerfeld as a decorative homage – was used by Coco Chanel as a way to weigh the hem of the garment so that it would stay in place no matter the weather! Photograph taken at FIT.