It’s early, very early one Thursday morning and I’m sipping hot coffee while perusing the NYTimes before I plunge into my workday. Of course, my favorite section gets a read through first, Fashion & Style. I spy an article about the 80s. Well, this sparked my attention. It appears that the trend for the Fall 2018 fashion season has parked itself in that decade. The saying “everything old is new again” holds true in fashion. As a fashion lover who lived through this decade, I can honestly tell you I’ve always been a bit obsessed. Part of the fashion back then was replicated from the 40s era. Squared off shoulders, power suits with over-sized shoulder pads, lots of poofy sleeves and of course glitz, glam & sequins galore!
Back then, the ever so popular fashion trend-setting TV series, Dynasty, helped set the stage for an era of exaggerated 1980s fashions. Thanks in part to television maven Crystal Carrington (no relation, thank you), the style and elegance of the decade went mainstream with millions of viewers.
Perhaps one of my favorite designers, Victor Costa, harnessed the look of that decade and produced many great evening gowns, suits, and glitzy pieces. One of my Victor Costa favorites is available on the TVL website. The Lemon Silk Dupioni Jacket with Puffed Sleeves. This glorious peplumed-waist jacket paired with a skinny jean & heels makes a bold fashion statement today.
Embrace each era of fashion and appreciate it for what it was and is - an idea representing the times. Adapt these trends as little or as much as you like. This is just one reason vintage fashions are so fabulous. You can find an original piece from the 80s (or any other decade) and wear a little bit of fashion history. Perhaps the Sequined Oleg Cassini Top (we have a few offered on our TVL website) you have was once worn by a former TV series icon.
Time for another cup o’ joe.
Until next time,
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