MObama’s Vintage Xmas, YSL New Vintage III, To Live and Dye in Brooklyn

by , 12/25/10   filed under: Eco-Fashion News, Site Seeing

Michelle Obama, vintage clothing, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, Christmas

Mrs. O. caused the fashion flap heard around the world when she wore vintage for TNT’s Christmas in Washington broadcast, specifically, a 1950s black lace dress by American designer Norman Norell. Estimated value? $2,500. (Telegraph)

Despite Julie Gilhart’s departure from Barneys, Yves St. Laurent is making a third go at its eco-friendly capsule collection, “New Vintage,” which comprises garments made from repurposed fabric. (New York Times)

A former Coach employee discovered her conscience in the label’s capacious sample closet. Her epiphany resulted in Article22, a social enterprise that works with artisan communities to create fashion-forward products. (Neon Tommy)

Audrey Louise Reynolds, a 27-year-old Brooklynite, is one of fashion’s most highly sought artisanal fabric dyers. Setting up shop in her backyard in Red Hook, Reynolds uses only natural and organic ingredients, including bark and squid ink. (New York Times)

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