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6 Times Kylie Jenner Stepped Out in a Standout Vintage Outfit

6 Times Kylie Jenner Stepped Out in a Standout Vintage Outfit

Between Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe moment at the Met Gala and Kendall Jenner’s extensive Jean Paul Gaultier collection, it’s fair to say the Kardashian-Jenners have a keen eye for vintage. What you might not have noticed though is that Kylie Jenner, too, has been building her own impressive collection of archival fashion over the years.
Whether it’s a JPG set on the beach or a floral Dolce & Gabbana dress for sister Kourtney Kardashian’s Portofino wedding, the beauty mogul has made standout vintage pieces part of her everyday wardrobe. Over the summer, Kylie put her own twist on a rare Comme des Garçons top and skirt, adorned with 3D hands, from autumn/winter 2007. Most recently, she stepped out on the red carpet at the CFDA Awards in a one-shoulder Thierry Mugler gown dating back to autumn/winter 1999.
Below, see Kylie Jenner’s best vintage looks to date.
February 2021 
Kylie in a printed Versace cut-out top from spring/summer 2005
June 2021 
Wearing a vintage Jean Paul Gaultier conical bra dress from 1987 at the Parsons Awards in New York
May 2022 
Wearing a floral Dolce & Gabbana dress dating back to 1998 while in Portofino, Italy, for sister Kourtney’s wedding
August 2022 
In London wearing a hot-pink top and black skirt, featuring 3D hands, from Comme des Garçons’s autumn/winter 2007 collection
August 2022 
Wearing a vintage Thierry Mugler motorcycle jacket from spring/summer 1997 while out and about in London
November 2022
At the CFDA Awards in an archival Thierry Mugler dress from autumn/winter 1999
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

Amal Clooney Delivers Another Vintage Masterclass on the Red Carpet in This Printed Handkerchief Hem Dress

Amal Clooney Delivers Another Vintage Masterclass on the Red Carpet in This Printed Handkerchief Hem Dress

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Amal Clooney has delivered a series of stand-out vintage moments over the years, and last night was no different. Joining husband George at the LA premiere of Ticket To Paradise, the human rights barrister opted for a red printed Alexander McQueen dress from spring/summer 2003 – adding another piece of fashion history to her vast collection.
The floaty dress, featuring a handkerchief hem (a trademark of the Noughties), is something of a departure from Clooney’s usual red carpet choices, which often include slinky slip dresses and glitzy ball gowns. Recently, the vintage obsessive opted for a beaded mint green dress from John Galliano, and has sourced archival looks from the likes of Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and Bill Blass.
Clooney’s go-to vintage dealer, Mon Vintage’s Marie Blanchet, previously attributed the vintage boom we’ve seen of late to the desire to make more meaningful purchases during the pandemic. “Vintage in this sense is a sustainable signifier,” she told Vogue. “The amazing thing now – and this is something I have been fighting for for years – is that vintage is a proper fashion proposition.”
Indeed, Clooney joins a series of high-profile stars in championing vintage on the red carpet, including the likes of Bella Hadid, Zendaya and Cardi B. Given her penchant for a party dress, we can’t wait to see what archival looks she brings out next.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk
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A Closer Look At Rihanna’s Vast Collection Of Vintage Handbags

A Closer Look At Rihanna’s Vast Collection Of Vintage Handbags

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Whether it’s a rare ’80s Jean Paul Gaultier piece or a ’90s Chanel coat in bubblegum pink, it’s no secret that Rihanna is a vintage obsessive. That certainly applies to her vast handbag collection, which is packed full of rare gems that only the keenest of eyes will have picked up on.
Case in point: the megastar stepped out with a Tom Ford-era Gucci bag from spring/summer 1996 earlier this month, which was sourced from archivist Lab2022 and covered in the designer’s iconic python print. It’s not the first time RiRi has sported Tom Ford’s Gucci designs either, with her ’90s velvet monogrammed bag being a wardrobe staple.
Rihanna with a Tom Ford-era Gucci bag slung over her shoulder in August 2022. Photo: Getty
Vintage Dior is another favorite. Rihanna has several of the French fashion house’s iconic saddle bags in her collection, including one in camo print that she sported with a maternity crop top earlier this year, as well as a Noughties tie-dye version. Rather than just sticking to classic styles in easy-to-match neutrals, the singer gravitates towards rare collectors’ items, such as the brand’s bowling bag, again in a camo print, dating back to the early 2000s.
The same can be said for Rihanna’s growing assortment of vintage Fendi bags, too. In March, the beauty mogul added the brand’s rare Squirrel Spy bag in velvet to her collection, which also includes the iconic Croissant shape, sourced from Vintage By Misty. She’s also been spotted with a number of limited-edition Louis Vuitton bags, such as the LV X Stephen Sprouse Pochette bag, as well as the brand’s 1998 soccer ball-shaped purse created to commemorate the World Cup.
Rihanna carrying a Tom Ford-era velvet monogrammed bag dating back to the ’90s in July 2021. Photo: Getty
The megastar with a vintage Fendi Croissant bag in April 2021. Photo: Getty
Ensuring she’s got all bases covered, RiRi owns a number of vintage Chanel accessories too, including a tangerine terry-cloth camera bag dating to the ’90s, as well as a rare velvet quilted box bag that she was first spotted with back in 2012.

It just goes to show, you don’t have to stick to the classics to build an impressive vintage bag collection. Keep an eye out also for the rarer, collectable pieces that show off your knowledge of fashion history, and – like Rihanna – make you stand out from the pack.

At the UEFA Champions League in 2019 with her vintage Louis Vuitton soccer bag, first made to commemorate the 1998 World Cup. Photo: Getty

Pre-Loved Pieces are Having Major Red Carpet Moments, Courtesy of the World’s Biggest Fashion Stars

Pre-Loved Pieces are Having Major Red Carpet Moments, Courtesy of the World’s Biggest Fashion Stars

Pre-loved pieces emerge front and center on the red carpet, as stars bask in the unique spotlight of old-world glamour.
Marilyn Monroe in the bespoke Jean Louis dress Kim Kardashian would controversially borrow for the 2022 Met Gala
The 444 million-and-counting multi-platform viewers of this year’s Met Gala gave a collective gasp when Kim Kardashian arrived on the red carpet in Marilyn Monroe’s Jean Louis crystal embroidered dress.
Originally worn by the blonde bombshell herself in 1962 at Madison Square Garden when she famously serenaded President Kennedy with a very sultry rendition of Happy Birthday, Monroe had been sewn into the bespoke piece that night to achieve a seamless fit. Purchased by pop culture archivists Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for US$4.8 million in 2016 — making it the most expensive dress in the world — this very fabric of history is usually kept in a temperature and light-controlled vault in their Orlando museum and gallery. All of which contributed to making Kardashian’s modern ‘Mr President’ moment such a polarizing affair for the Internet, with many questioning why the delicate dress, made from sheer and flesh-colored marquisette fabric and set with 2,500 rhinestones, had been taken out of the archives. Dubai-based Joe Challita, couturier and fashion history enthusiast weighed in, stating, “Kim Kardashian acquiring Marilyn’s dress for the Met Gala, in my opinion, was not a move for sustainability but a move to acquire its iconic status. That dress had its moment through Marilyn. It has already been in the limelight, and it is still etched in our memories today.” Increasingly, vintage dresses are appearing more and more on the red carpet, but the motives behind the trend appear less grounded in sustainability than an opportunity to achieve an away-from-the-pack look that’s very modernity is entrenched in the past.
A vintage Dior dress Bella Hadid paid homage to at the Prince’s Trust Gala 2022
Dani Levi, Kardashian’s fashion stylist, expresses that her reasons for sourcing vintage are related to creative freedom, declaring, “A circular fashion system allows for more possibilities to express what I want to say without being bounded. I don’t want to be limited by what designers or trend forecasters think is relevant this season. I feel we stylists are artists and should be more original by letting our personal vibes, environment, and likes play a part in our aesthetic and work. Archive fashion gives us endless ideas.” Kardashian has been donning vintage since 2016, from Thierry Mugler to Vivienne Westwood, each piece delivering new iconic moments in fashion, creating conversations around the importance of historical couture.
Zendaya wears vintage Balmain at this year’s NAACP Image Awards
The idea that vintage frees women from the constraints of trends is also expressed by Bella Hadid. The Palestinian-Dutch model made an old-glamor statement on the red carpet when she wore a 1950s Dior gown to the Prince’s Trust Gala in New York, in April. It did not end there. The Cannes Festival red carpet saw her wearing not one, but two Versace gowns plucked from the maison’s archives — confirming her position as a vanguard for the vintage trend. Law Roach styled Hadid’s striking looks and is a huge supporter of vintage couture. He recently commented on actress Zendaya’s Bob Mackie moment, “Vintage and archival dressing isn’t a trend for me, it’s what led me to this career and will always be my first option when possible.”
In the region, fashion purveyor Sheikha Dana Al Khalifa is vocal in her praise for vintage couture and jewelry, revealing, “Cherie Balch of Shrimpton Couture taught me a lot about vintage dressing, and I have bought a number of pieces from her in the past.” Balch is a vintage expert to the stars and has dressed the likes of Rhianna and Adut Akech in yesteryear’s Moschino and Christian Lacroix. “I think everything in fashion is cyclical, it could never be old if it was never new. Nothing really new is being created, everyone is looking back to create their designs. Women’s current fashion climate is setting the trends on the market for fast fashion to emulate and it is costing our environment. In the Middle East, women feel they are less-than if they wear vintage; you are seen as someone who can’t afford what is new and considered ‘in.’ Through the red carpet, a shift in this opinion is starting to be seen.” Al Khalifa confirms that heritage accessories, however, are much loved. “Vintage jewelry is a big deal in the Middle East. When anyone asks me what I am wearing, I always reply that it’s my mother’s from the Eighties. I love the fact that these pieces have a story.”
Audrey Hepburn wears the Tiffany Diamond in 1961, which Lady Gaga, in Alexander McQueen, wore to collect her 2019 Oscar for Best Original Song
Looking back on the trade of garments, during the Renaissance, it was common for servants to sell their masters’ old clothing to peasants in nearby villages. Fast forward to today, when did vintage fashion become trendworthy? In an article written for Smithsonian Magazine by Professor Jennifer Le Zotte, and in her book Goodwill to Grunge, the author marks the moment second-hand buying went from “suspicious to significant.” In the Fifties, when freethinkers took to the trend of wearing thrifted garments, it became desirable. An affront to capitalism, these groups were opting out of the bourgeoisie fashion scene, with the view that if you adopted the trend, you were special, unique, and different. The style adage goes that fashion recycles every 20 years, and stars are looking back, to appear forward-thinking. A lot like the grass roots of vintage, one can see a relation to how celebrities categorize themselves today when wearing exclusive, one-of-a-kind pieces. It is something of a rebellion against commercialized fashion and acts as a further differentiator for women seeking to separate themselves from the crowded huddle of designer trends.
Originally published in the July/August 2022 issue of Vogue Arabia
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Zendaya Paid Tribute to an Iconic ’90s Supermodel in This Vintage Valentino Gown

Zendaya Paid Tribute to an Iconic ’90s Supermodel in This Vintage Valentino Gown

Zendaya. Photo: Courtesy of Valentino
We can always bank on the youngest-ever CFDA Fashion Icon to obliterate any rival red carpet moment with the help of her longtime collaborator, Law Roach. On January 5, Zendaya pulled out all the stops while attending the Euphoria premiere, and channeled an iconic ’90s supermodel.
Linda Evangelista. Photo: Courtesy of. Valentino
The Emmy-winning actor turned up to the photo call for the highly-anticipated second season of the hit Gen-Z HBO show (it was a low-key affair due to Covid-19 restrictions), and stole the show dressed in vintage Valentino. Zendaya uploaded a series of snaps of Valentino Garavani alongside​ model Linda Evangelista – who famously wore the dress on the runway in the 1990s – in a strapless black and white dress to her Instagram. The star simultaneously commemorated the iconic outfit while looking the epitome of elegance in the same spring/summer 1992 Valentino ensemble at the premiere. Chandelier earrings and slicked-backed hair tied the look together and kept all eyes on the actor’s stunning gown.
Photo: Bertrand Rindoff Petroff
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time the Spider-man actor has shared a glimpse of her and Law Roach’s vintage-inspired mood board. Whether it’s an archive Roberto Cavalli gown, an ’80s YSL couture moment or a striking Noughties Versace show-stopper, Zendaya knows how to capitalize on the vintage red-carpet renaissance.
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Originally published on Vogue.co.uk

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.
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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.
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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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