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Fashion newcomers Ralph & Russo are becoming the rave in the fashion industry.
Droves of people turned out for The Jazz Age Lawn Party
In Harajuku, Tokyo fashion walks are common. They dress up suck lollipops and pose walk and maybe a little baby talk.
Harajuku has become world famous as Japan’s center of street fashion. This square mile area is jam-packed with boutiques, fashion malls and chains. Every single day of the year, tens of thousands of people come here to shop, hang out, and see what the latest trends are. The area was originally a small village inhabited by low level samurai. Harajuku’s start as a center of fashion and youth culture came after WWII. US Army barracks, called Washington Heights, were built here. Shops that catered to the military families followed. This attracted young people curious about Western culture.
In 1978, the Laforet fashion mall was opened. It quickly became Harajuku’s main attraction. Harajuku had now become the place for fashion businesses to be. It changed from being a place, into being a concept. Harajuku stood for energy, change, newness. Trends come and go at quickly in Harajuku. Decora, Goth-Loli, Cyber-Punk, Mori Girl, the list is endless.
Rico Baca, auctioneer and co-owner of the West Palm Beach auction house. Baca hopes that attitude and the Lagerfeld signature attracts buyers to a Jan. 11 auction of an archive of sketches for Tiziani designs.
During the 1960s, the Rome-based Tiziani designed movie costumes and clothing for Elizabeth Taylor and other celebrities. It also was one of the European fashion houses where Lagerfeld freelanced, early in his career as a designer.
Tiziani’s founder, Evan Richards, kept Lagerfeld’s designs and sketchbooks together with other work produced for the fashion house in the 1960s, and the archive was maintained by subsequent owners. The sketches might not have survived if they were left in Lagerfeld’s hands. In 2007, as a nearby wastebasket filled with discarded sketches, Lagerfeld told The New Yorker, “I throw everything away!” He added, “The most important piece of furniture in a house is the garbage can! I keep no archives of my own, no sketches, no photos, no clothes—nothing! I am supposed to do, I’m not supposed to remember!”
Baca could not estimate the value of the unique archive as a whole, but bidding on the sketches likely will start at $500 each.“It was not meant to be art, but as 50 years have gone by, it has become art because it was done by Lagerfeld,” Baca said.