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Thursday, March 21, 2013

This Céline Drama Reminds People about Geoffrey Beene

(Photo: Fashionista)

"That said, it’s not the first time a distinctly American designer has had their ideas reworked by the house. For example; the leather trimmed canvas that was a major leitmotif of Philo’s debut at Céline was actually a signature of designer Bonnie Cashin. My question is that if Phoebe Philo clearly has an interest and respect for American design history how come no one else does?"

-Jeremy Lewis, the editor of Garmento who first spotted the similarity between a Céline coat and a 2004 Geoffre Beene coat design 

Man and Bonnie Cashin! People, American fashion wasn't always cargo shorts and stretch jersey slutwear. This, while not so sensational as every designer is influenced by archives of their own or others, is a good reminder of the brilliance of former fashion favorites. Know your history! 

*Parts of this post directly source from Fashionista. 

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