the metal zipper- bringing fashion past and present together — fashion

Sleeve Porn

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Sleeve Porn

  "King Louis XIV would stage elaborate ball after exquisite party after expensive festival and require luxurious attire at each one. The nobility wanted to remain within the higher circles, which were quickly congealing at the court of Versailles, because it was “believed that mere physical proximity to the monarch…would elevate them to a higher social level” and the king spent almost all of his time at court.[4] It was thus necessary to attend all the fashionable balls and festivities and spend outrageous amounts of money on new clothing. Eventually it was almost certain the courtier would fall into debt...

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Sculpt

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Sculpt

It's easy to spot the Cristobel Balenciaga influence on Turkish sisters Ece and Ayce Ege! Their designs, under the moniker "Dice Kayek" started with a collection of crisp, white blouses and grew from there. Now based in Paris and the talk of the fashion industry, the sisters have been designing brilliantly sculpted, feminine and flirty pieces for close to 15 years.    Dice Kayek-       Balenciaga- 1960s

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The Metal Zipper

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The Metal Zipper

  The blog has a name!   Why "The Metal Zipper"?   Because zippers bring two things together. Because metal zippers were a staple in vintage findings for many decades (and could often be used to identify age of a garment). Because metal zippers have made a comeback in recent years- joining the past with the present.   Because I love both! So this blog will be a place to showcase the details and silhouettes and findings of vintage fashion past and how they are used in recent designs. Lots of pretty images, some history lessons and hopefully discussion in...

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Hat Trick!

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The statement hat is THE THING right now- and you know there's no better hat than a vintage hat! Take 50% off select hats now with code HATTRICK50, min order $20.   

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Newness!

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Just a heads up that I've adjusted  the settings on the site so that within each category, the newest added items will come up first. Finally!    Shop the Spring Collection today- several new pieces and more coming this weekend!   

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