I shot the left image just the other day, in the window of the Moschino store. A few days later I was cruising around Pinterest and spotted the right hand image. “Ooh” I thought “that reminds me of that Moschino frock, but look, it’s from the 1960′s!”. Yes they are very close indeed. Fashion does regularly eat itself and looks do get regurgitated (sorry if you’re eating your breakfast…).
Probably the more interesting part of this for me is that I have never previously heard of James Galanos. I don’t profess to be a fashion history expert, but I do know a fair bit so it’s really unusual to come across a previously unknown name that appears to have such a glowing fashion history. He’s even on Voguepedia! Galanos set up his label at the beginning of the 50′s in LA and the first collection was a huge success. He then opened a studio in New York where he was discovered by Neiman Marcus who stated that his creations would soon “set the world on fire.” His clothes were made with incredibly high attention to detail which even rivaled the standards of the couturiers in Paris. His label became the one to wear for both New York style gurus like Diana Vreeland, as well as Hollywood stars like Marlene Dietrich and Judy Garland. Galanos only retired in 1998, “Most people get 15 minutes,” he said “I had 50 years.”
For more fashion inspiration from Blink London, just take a look here.