The Spanish civil war brought him to Paris, the occupation and war years made him the greatest couturier in the world and '68 led him to bow out
Beautiful post Angela……touching on many worlds, political and aesthetic…. Past and present. Thank you! You have a unique and provocative touch.
It seems to me that any true believer, however we defined the term, whether religious or secular Marxist, socialist, anarchist, Phalangist, royalist, whatever belief system the true believer has to feel ashamed and disillusioned by the behavior in the name of his or her faith. Spanish Civil War left a lot of broken hearts and disillusioned ideals. And so perhaps it might be argued the 68 riots broke a lot of peoples hearts and disillusioned, eventually, a lot of followers. In any event when I see those styles of those photos of the dresses and think of Paris I think of watching women walk by dress from head to toe and Johnny Hartman crooning in the background. Hartman is worth looking up on Google to hear his songs
Great to learn about about this, especially as someone whose knowledge of fashion is nearly non-existent (e.g., "that looks cool!", "do they sell leather jackets?")
Angela, hi, it's Dexter Filkins of The New Yorker. I'm a big fan. I was wondering if I could call you about a story I'm working on, on immigrantion. I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks very much and keep up the good work. Dexter