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Oscar de la Renta, Spring/Summer 1995

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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Oscar de la Renta’s spring/summer 1995 collection featured an array of sherbert candy shades and styles of dress, from halter, strapless, and bandeau minidresses to full, short-sleeve A-line versions, inspired by his mentor, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Shown at New York Fashion Week, the collection also included provocative, nightwear-inspired styles and even a wedding dress. While the mix of styles was eclectic, many of the designer’s praised signature traits were apparent, which converged to form an

Fendi, Spring/Summer 1988

Alexis Romano

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive

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Fendi was an important feature of the globally renowned, flourishing 1980s Italian fashion landscape, yet it retained its original status as one of the traditional accessories brands that helped shape Italy’s classification as a historic center of artisanal, high-quality craftsmanship. Fendi’s 1988 collection, with Karl Lagerfeld at the helm, was at once bold, whimsical, ironic, and rebellious in terms of color, motif, silhouette, and accessories. It was a celebration of postmodernism, which in t

The Thai King’s Colors

Leedom Lefferts

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. South Asia and Southeast Asia, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

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Beginning in 2006, many citizens of the Kingdom of Thailand started wearing shirts of a bright canary yellow with stitched logos proclaiming in Thai, Rao Rak Nay Luang— “We love His Majesty, the King.” Nay Luang is a less formal, more affectionate term than the king’s formal title, Phra Chao Pen Din, “Lord of the Land.” Sometimes the formula appears in English: “Long Live the King.” Occasionally, other colors, such as strawberry pink and lime green, have been used, but yellow has remained the mos

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