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post #31 of 38
Looks like Gianni was going line dancing in that shirt.
post #32 of 38
http://fashionologyv2.weebly.com/helmut-lang-ss-03.html collection of the forever. hard to see but 1/2 the pants (and jeans) are inside-out. wish I didn't slim down so I could still fit into the jeans I had Maybe if I dig around the Goodwills here I can still find them.
post #33 of 38
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Looks like Gianni was going line dancing in that shirt.


Or some other kind of lines?
post #34 of 38
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In the 1980's, though, fashion was all about the three "G"s... Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, and Gianfranco Ferre. Interesting to see that, really, only Armani has survived as a "major" player. Versace and Ferre have a decent name, but probably 1/100 the sales.

Well I think if Versace were still alive he'd be a major player. I have a huge collection of his ties with the medusa and all. I love that design.
post #35 of 38
Jebus Spoo, that's just a flat out impressive drop right there. Thanks for the share.
post #36 of 38
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spoo i think this weeks WAYWN challenge should be.... vintage versace or whatever 90s brand ppl wore (helmut,gucci,etc)

Yah right... Not on MC anyway. Maybe if you guys start a SWD Challenge.

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Spoo is the walking Versace archive. Donatella has been known, following a particularly heavy weekend coke bender, to call up Spoo to ask about past seasons... because she simply can't remember.

Poor Donatella... I cant understand her most of the time. Truth is, I actually designed the entire FW02 collection myself while she was in Bogota.

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Or some other kind of lines?



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Jebus Spoo, that's just a flat out impressive drop right there. Thanks for the share.

My pleasure!
post #37 of 38
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Oh, Ferre is back... or was. He had a lull for a long time, though continued to make very interesting things. It was poorly marketed and distributed, and ludicrously expensive, and not at all in line with the minimal chic of Prada, or the "sexy" chic of Gucci, so 1999-2007 or so, Ferre largely got eclipsed (except, strangely, for one season in AW06 when he did a phenomenal men's collection that got some attention).

Ferre died in 2007 and two new designers took over, who have done some really wonderful collections and are putting it back on the map. HOWEVER, the prices stayed the same (i.e. more than Gucci, Prada, etc., between RTW and couture), and the distribution became even scarcer. Thus, it's hard stuff to find and shockingly expensive (like, say $10,000 for a padded leather jacket, $1200 for pants, and $3000 for a leather messenger bag.)

There was also a period in the 1980's and 1990's where Ferre overlicensed, and they produced some really awful shit. This still gets sold on ebay and such a lot, and so the image was fairly diluted (GFF, Oaks Ferre, Ferre jeans, etc.)

Mainline Ferre was, and is, amazing stuff. Imagine floor length crocodile coats with pagoda shoulders and couture construction.

In the 1980's, though, fashion was all about the three "G"s... Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, and Gianfranco Ferre. Interesting to see that, really, only Armani has survived as a "major" player. Versace and Ferre have a decent name, but probably 1/100 the sales.

I know they shut down their NYC store at certain point, and I think Saks and Fifth use to carry them, but not anymore. Got a DB from them back in 2003, the pants are double pleated, but the fits are still awesome. One of the few pleat pants I still own.
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I know they shut down their NYC store at certain point, and I think Saks and Fifth use to carry them, but not anymore. Got a DB from them back in 2003, the pants are double pleated, but the fits are still awesome. One of the few pleat pants I still own.
They shut down the NYC store in 2007 when Ferre himself died, and switched (as you said) to some of the department stores like Bergdorf. They had some amazing sample sales in 2007 and early 2008 and cleared out tons of stuff. I THINK they may have closed their Beverly Hills Store recently, too, which was their only other standalone boutique in the USA. But, they went bankrupt last year and were recently purchased. If you want to see how far they've gone since the 1980's, think about how much it would cost to purchase Armani, and then realize that you could have bought Ferre earlier this year for about $20mil. They are trying to revamp, relaunch, and figure out how to make the brand "hit" again. They've got a long way to go, though, but the collections themselves are still quite stellar.
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