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Friends In Fashion

“A woman is as young as her knees,” decreed Mary Quant as she introduced the mini-skirt to the world in the  1960s. The era was anti-establishment, and fashion was being forged by contemporaries of the designers who had reigned in the 1940s and 1950s. Mary Quant was 21 in 1955 when she opened her store, …

The Legacy of Halston

“Fashion starts with fashionable people,” stated designer Roy Halston Frowick (1932–1990), known simply as “Halston.” Born in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 23, 1932, to a Norwegian-American accountant and his wife, Halston later dropped his first and last names, preferring the moniker. As a boy, Halston loved to alter and make clothes for his mother …

Bespoke and Beguiling

by Lily Hoagland “If there comes a time when owning a custom-made black cashmere blazer or tweed hacking jacket becomes unstylish for a woman, I will hang up my tape measure,” Alan Flusser declares. The designer has no reason to worry: male couture on a female silhouette is an aesthetic that appeals to something almost …

Dress For Travel

Produced by Elizabeth Meigher and Lily Hoagland Photographed by Brendan Burke Before the invention of the Boeing 747 in the 1980s, when air transportation became an affordable, mainstream means of transit, dressing for travel was considered standard etiquette. Today, that ethos has returned. Nothing expresses this sentiment better than a spring trip to New York …