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Weekend Overalls! The Top 9 Stories on OTDIF from the Past 2 Weeks

Did you not have time to read On This Day In Fashion every minute of every day of every week? Don’t sweat it: Your Weekend Overalls have the best nine stories bundled into one stylish package. Happy weekend!

It’s just six days until the royal wedding and counting! But last Tuesday marked the 55th anniversary of another famous royal wedding: That of actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco. Rachel Chambers digs in and learns everything you need to know about what has become one of history’s most famous wedding dresses.

How does a single outfit in an Oscar-winning film become its own style genre? When it comes to Annie Hall, the formula is simple: Hire the right actress and fire the stylist.

It seems like Diane von Furstenberg has been a brand forever, but in 1970 she was just a newlywed princess looking to get her foot in the door of the fashion world. Rachel takes a look back at the world’s first glimpse of the budding designer.

Last week we began a new feature on On This Day In Fashion: really fun fashion history roundups, or random snippets of neat moments in fashion that happened on that day. We haven’t yet come up with a name for this feature—do you have any ideas? Read More »

Weekend Overalls! The Top Six Stories on OTDIF This Week

Did you not have time to read On This Day In Fashion every minute of every day this week? Don’t sweat it: Your Weekend Overalls have the best stories bundled into one stylish package. Happy weekend! Read More »

Weekend Overalls: The Top 7 Stories on OTDIF from the Past 7 Days

Did you not have time to read On This Day In Fashion every minute of every day this week? Don’t sweat it: Your Weekend Overalls have all the best seven stories bundled into one stylish package. Happy weekend! Read More »

Weekend Overalls: The Top 10 Stories on OTDIF from the Past Two Weeks

We’ve been light on the stories lately, so this edition of Weekend Overalls covers not one but two weeks of fashion goodness you may have missed. Happy weekend!

While none of us could exactly be called avid St. Patrick’s Day celebrants, we couldn’t let the holiday pass without homing in on one sartorial aspect: The color green and its history in the world of fashion. This one is a must-read!

The news that Seventeen magazine was adding luxury items to its style guide saddened many women who remember the publication as an affordable, practical, chummy magazine for girls. So I time traveled to the March 1991 issue to compare 20 years of Seventeenand was surprised by what I found. (Check this one out to see teenage models Tyra, Mila, Cameron and Denise!)

Leave it to Salvador Dali to reinvent Fashion Merchandising! His window displays for Bonwit Teller in 1939 were arresting. Literally.

If you were around in 1981, you remember when “Shy Di” became “Daring Di.” See the dress and read about the night Lady Diana shed her dowdy image and became a bona fide fashion plate. Read More »

Weekend Overalls! The Top 10 Stories on OTDIF this Week

Whether you love or hate John Hughes’ Pretty in Pink, nearly everyone agrees: The finale prom dress kinda sucks. But have you ever wondered…why? Ali has the Cinemode behind one of cinema history’s most iconic (and disappointing) dresses.

In the early 1970s, the fashion story was—wait for it—the Midi, a kind of dowdy, longish skirt brought in to replace the mini. Read why this seemingly innocuous, knee-length hemline caused protests and boycotts across America, and how consumers aimed to put a stop it.

Photographer Louis Faurer was mostly known for his gritty, black-and-white shots of denizens of Times Square. But his singular point of view took a decidedly comical bend when he shot fashion for magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.

Sure, you’ve heard of Madeleine Vionnet, but do you know why most fashion historians consider her the most important designer of the first half of the 20th century? Coco Chanel, kindly eat your heart out.

Talk about your epic moments of fashion history. On March 1, 1966, British Vogue published a groundbreaking issue: One featuring a black model on its cover. Donyale Luna’s rise to fame, though, wasn’t exactly a fairy tale. Read More »

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