Preview: Fashion Forward, A Retrospective Showcase of Vintage Fashion


Southern California offers the perfect climate for the year-round indoor/outdoor lifestyle.  It’s no wonder that LA remains driving force behind “California casual,” Hollywood glamour, beach culture, and sportswear – casual but elegant “play clothes” that successfully marry fashion and function.  Between the 1930s and the 1960s, mid-century apparel designers used advances in technology and creative marketing strategies to create a singular, typically American style that survives today.  Many of the mid-century details continue to influence fashion today, with successful online retailers like ModCloth and taking their their cue from yesteryear.  

gWKVDzHqCJYQ-EA8jl6zOgBSzw-PDIHSz9MkiFkLkYwBasically, one does not think of mid-century architecture, culture or design without imagining starlets in swimsuits, glittery gowns, smart cocktail attire, and the occasional leisure suit.  If you’re fashion-obsessed or  just a bit nostalgic, then don’t miss Fashion Forward: A Vintage Retrospective, Palm Springs Modernism Week’s official fashion show.  Bouffants, batwings, and drama will abound.

Presented by stylish interior designer William Miller and Déjà Vu Vintage Finery, Fashion Forward features stunning vintage pieces from the 1960s, through the bell-bottomed independent movement of the 1970s, to the belted and exaggerated 1980s.  From the elegant, to the brazen, to the straight up bedazzled, three decades of fashion will make the runway come alive.  Staged, directed, and narrated by William Miller, the show will also feature jewelry curated by author and collector Matt Burkholz, of Route 66 West.

Buy your tickets here before they sell out.  Tickets cost $35 and there will be a no-host bar.

Sunday, February 17 | 4:30 pm to 6pm
Fashion Forward: A Vintage Retrospective
Hilton Hotel – Horizon Ballroom
400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264



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