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You Can Now Rent the Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Beloved By Bella and Kendall

You Can Now Rent the Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Beloved By Bella and Kendall

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Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier has become a full-on celebrity obsession, with everyone from Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner to Beyoncé and Cardi B getting in on the act. It’s no wonder, then, that the French brand has decided to rent pieces from its own extensive archive, allowing fans to enjoy a piece of JPG history.
Around 30 pieces from the Gaultier archive will be available to rent, including a satin cage-style evening dress, as well as signature printed styles from the ’80s and ’90s. “Jean Paul Gaultier’s archives are our goldmine,” Antoine Gagey, the brand’s director general, tells Vogue. “We want to take care of them, value them, and share them with our fanbase.”
A vintage Jean Paul Gaultier look that features in the new offering.
Jean Paul Gaultier is also launching resale as part of its new website, from the brand’s famous tartan looks to slinky tops that tap into the current Y2K trend. Upcycled leather jackets, too, form part of the edit, showing the multi-layered approach JPG is taking to extending the life of its garments. “It is time to explore new ways of enjoying fashion: vintage, rental [and] custom can become strategic pillars for our house in the future,” Gagey adds.
It’s a refreshing approach that Gaultier himself, who recently retired after 50 years in the industry, will approve of. “I have come from a generation that scoured flea markets,” he previously told Vogue. “That is where I found a French navy striped shirt that I started wearing, and that became one of my codes. It’s a wonderful thing to give new life to old clothes and to wear them again. In this time of crises and confusion, what could be better? There are too many clothes, and not enough people to wear them.”
A cage-style gown from the JPG archive will be available to rent.
It comes as JPG launches its first ready-to-wear collection for the first time in six years care of new creative director Florence Tétier, again reflecting the booming appetite for the brand at the moment. Pieces reference the brand’s own archive, from its mesh tops to Mona Lisa prints (which we saw on the runways back in the ’90s).
Indeed, there seems to be no stopping the JPG resurgence right now, with Vestiaire Collective reporting in May that searches for vintage Gaultier had risen 300 per cent within six months. You’d better be quick off the mark if you want to get your hands on a piece.
Read Next: 9 of the Best Online Vintage Stores to Shop at Now
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

Carrie Bradshaw Flies the Flag for Vintage in This ’70s Dress

Carrie Bradshaw Flies the Flag for Vintage in This ’70s Dress

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Carrie Bradshaw’s definitely mixing up her wardrobe in Sex And The City reboot, And Just Like That – whether it’s her take on the lockdown wardrobe, or the new iteration of the famous “Carrie dress”. For her latest look, though, behind-the-scenes images have shown Sarah Jessica Parker’s character once again flying the flag for her beloved vintage.
Photographs show SJP wearing a ’70s blue floral maxi dress by Oscar De La Renta, which she teamed with skyscraper Celine pumps and a Paco Rabanne Pixel tote bag, for that added sparkle. It seems that Carrie, too, is a fan of vintage dealer Cherie Balch’s Shrimpton Couture (Balch also counts the likes of Rihanna and Tracee Ellis Ross as fans), as the same ODLR gown was recently on sale at the fashion-insider favorite.
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It’s not the first time that Carrie has been spotted wearing vintage in the reboot, which is set to be released in December, with SJP also seen wearing a vintage Claude Montana jumpsuit, teamed with a Dries Van Noten jacket, during filming. We know from the original series that Carrie is also a fan of a vintage Gucci handbag, which she teamed with the original “Carrie dress”.
With vintage enjoying somewhat of a revival of late, can we expect to see more vintage finds in Carrie’s And Just Like That wardrobe? Let’s hope so.
Read Next: Sarah Jessica Parker Has Found a New “Carrie Dress”
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

9 of the Best Online Vintage Stores to Shop at Now

9 of the Best Online Vintage Stores to Shop at Now

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Vintage is having a revival right now, both on the runways and via celebrities, such Bella Hadid and Rihanna, who have been leading the charge. Luckily, an array of online vintage shops, beloved by fashion insiders, means that sourcing archive designer pieces is easier than ever – and means you, too, can be the proud owner of ’90s Jean Paul Gaultier or Tom Ford-era Gucci.
Below, we pick nine of the best online vintage stores to shop now.

Shrimpton Couture
Toronto-based Shrimpton Couture is known for its incredible archive, which ranges from Marc Bohan-era Dior (the inspiration behind the French fashion house’s spring/summer 2022 collection) to ’90s Versace. With Rihanna, Tracee Ellis Ross and Ruth Negga among its fans, you’d better be quick off the mark if you want to snap up a vintage gem.
What Comes Around Goes Around
After more than 25 years in the business, What Comes Around Goes Around is one of the most famous vintage stores in the world, and with good reason. From iconic It-bags to rarer collectible pieces, it’s a must visit for any vintage lovers out there.
Amore Vintage Tokyo
Tokyo’s Amore Vintage has become a popular destination for archive hunters, thanks to its vast collection of brightly-coloured ’90s Chanel bags. Other pieces to watch out for include special-edition Dior saddle bags, as well as vintage Versace sports jackets.
James Veloria
If you’re on board with the trend for ’90s nostalgia right now, then James Veloria offers a treasure trove of vintage finds, ranging from Jean Paul Gaultier to Versace. With Dua Lipa’s stylist Lorenzo Posocco recently paying a visit, expect to see James Veloria-sourced pieces on the singer soon.
Retold Vintage
For the minimalists among us, Retold Vintage is a go-to, with vintage Calvin Klein, Max Mara and Chloé among its offering. With regular drops, carefully-curated by founder Clare Lewis, quickly selling out, it’s worth subscribing to the Retold newsletter in order to get a preview of the pieces.
Pechuga Vintage
If you’ve been inspired by Adele’s corsetry on British Vogue’s November cover, then Pechuga Vintage is the place to visit for a vintage Vivienne Westwood corset. Known as the “king of corsets”, founder Johnny Valencia’s A-list clientele includes the likes of Miley Cyrus and Megan Thee Stallion.
Susamusa
One of Bella Hadid’s favorite Depop stores, Susamusa (which also has upcycled pieces among its offering) is worth a visit – particularly if you’re looking for Y2K denim. Hadid was recently spotted in a long patchwork denim skirt sourced by Susamusa, reviving the divisive Noughties trend.
Nina Gabbana Vintage
The source of Rihanna’s vintage Dior finds, Paris-based Nina Gabbana Vintage is full of hidden gems – whether it’s vintage Gucci (as recently worn by Ariana Grande) or ’90s Prada corsets (we’re obsessed). On the jewelry front, Gigi Hadid was also recently seen wearing a Dior pearl choker found via Nina Gabbana.
Menage Modern Vintage
If you’re in need of a mood-boosting knit this winter, then look no further than Menage Modern Vintage. In fact, the London-based store supplied many of the key looks worn by Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in season four of The Crown, from a Liberty print dress to a Valentino skirt suit.
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

Now Available in Dubai, Miu Miu’s Upcycled Vintage Dresses are Wardrobe Treasures

Now Available in Dubai, Miu Miu’s Upcycled Vintage Dresses are Wardrobe Treasures

Seven out the 80 unique dresses at the Miu Miu boutique at The Dubai Mall. Photo: Courtesy of Miu Miu

Anyone who loves sourcing vintage clothing knows that wearing an item with history is a feeling unlike any other. Vintage finds are also the building blocks of a sustainable wardrobe, and when upcycled, can be pieces to treasure forever. Miuccia Prada is of the same mind, as she continues to champion sustainable fashion with the Upcycled by Miu Miu collection.
It is made up of 80 one-off vintage dresses that are reworked while still keeping the “memory” of the originals intact by preserving the fabric. The dresses are anonymous finds from the 30s and 80s, carefully sourced from vintage clothing stores and markets around the world. Every piece was then transformed as per the Miu Miu DNA, reflected in the use of the brand’s signature collar, bows, and embellishments. No two dresses are the same, and this is ensured by the painstaking hand-work on each of the pieces.

The collection is available across nine selected Miu Miu stores worldwide, however, seven out of the 80 dresses are being sold exclusively at the label’s boutique in Fashion Avenue, The Dubai Mall throughout February. If a shopper wishes to buy a dress outside of of the local selection, the boutique offers the option of placing a special order and then transferring the piece.
The designs were unveiled towards the end of 2020, following the sustainability initiatives of a number of designers and labels including Maison Margiela’s upcycled ‘Recicla’ pieces, Gabriela Hearst’s appointment as Chloé’s creative director, and Coach’s reworked 70s bags to name a few. The collection is also one of Mrs Prada’s steps in maintaining a circular fashion system, with the designer launching the Prada Re-Nylon collection in 2019, which used econyl — a regenerated-nylon yarn crafted from reclaimed ocean plastics, and fishing nets.
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