Thursday, October 24, 2013


Decades has partnered with Christie’s  in London on a new auction going live on November 13 on Christie’s website . If you are in the look out for one of a kind vintage gems register to bid and purchase collector’s items carefully selected by the King of Vintage himself. Below is an interview of Cameron Silver with Christie’s if you want to better understand the importance of buying and wearing vintage. 
Why is vintage fashion so alluring?
It's not easy to have original style in the 21st century where everything and everyone is accessible. Vintage is a guarantee to personalise your style. Ironically, vintage dictates modern trends so a vintage wearer is always one step ahead of the fashion pack.
What is the holy grail of vintage for you?
An Yves Saint Laurent Mondrian dress. It would be nice to match it with the perfect new owner.
Which contemporary fashion designers do you admire?
I have very eclectic taste. Right now I am very Haider Ackerman, Rei Kawabuko, Ann Demeulemeester, and Raf Simons obsessed. I think Three as Four is brilliant. On the affordable end, I love COS! I am very democratic when it comes to fashion. I am very eclectic as I find things I love at Tommy Hilfiger, too! Great design and great designers with interesting and successful businesses are my heroes.
Who wears it best?
In 17 years of Decades, we have dressed Oscar winners to your grandma! Everyone can wear vintage. It’s just about HOW you wear it.
What are your top picks from Christie’s forthcoming Vintage Couture sale?
I won’t be surprised if the Rudi signed swimsuit gets bids the minute people see it [and] the Dior gowns are exquisite.
What should collectors be collecting for the future?
Neo Vintage is really starting to trend and there is interest in early Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Rick Owens, and I think the impact Mary Katranzou has had in prints as well as so much of Karl Lagerfeld's opus cannot be ignored. There is a lot of good fashion happening right now.
What are your top tips for creating a vintage wardrobe?
Vintage should be your conversation piece so I prefer to buy pieces that make a statement and let your modern wardrobe complement. Don't do basic or boring and step outside of your comfort zone. However, ask yourself when building your wardrobe ‘does this look modern?’ because that's the great magic of vintage: when you get it right, you are the future of fashion.
Who would you invite to your dream dinner party?
Everyone is dead: Baron de Rede, Marlene Dietrich, Dirk Bogarde, former Texas governor Ann Richards, Halston, Ebony founder Linda Johnson, Rudi Gernreich, Krishnamurti, Christopher Isherwood, and Grace Kelly, among others.

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