The record, in this case, belongs to a pair of silicon pistols sold at Christie's auction. The pistols made in 1775 by Jacob Walster in Saarbrücken belonged to George Washington, who received them as a token of appreciation from Marquis de Lafayette. In 2002, the Richard Mellon Foundation paid almost two million dollars for them at Christie's auction.
Ever wonder why your jacket has a buttonhole on the left lapel? Ever stranger, there’s no matching button to be found on the right lapel. The most popular explanation is it’s a flower holder inspired by England’s Prince Albert, who after he was presented with a small bouquet from Queen Victoria on their wedding day, made the gentlemanly gesture of cutting a hole in his lapel to hold the flowers.
Tommy Hilfiger announces the global launch of Tommy Hilfiger’s memoir, American Dreamer, which chronicles his life and career in becoming one of the world’s most renowned fashion designers and will be on sale beginning tomorrow. From his beginnings as an eager entrepreneur in Elmira, New York, to founding his namesake brand and building international growth, the memoir shares Hilfiger’s most genuine and moving recollections.
Turnbull & Asser By Appointment celebrated its Los Angeles arrival last week with a private dinner at the Bel-Air Hotel, hosted by Turnbull & Asser’s James Fayed, Dean Gomilsek-Cole and Steven Quin. The Turnbull & Asser team welcomed a talented group of Hollywood stylists and press to learn more about the brand’s rich history, bespoke shirtmaking services and seasonal collections. Throughout the week, Mr Quin also welcomed clients to attend bespoke shirt fittings at T&A’s private bungalow suite at the nearby Beverly Hills Hotel.
The men's suit is really an amazing garment with a long history. A friend of mine calls it the "Mercedes in men's clothing". Here are 4 interesting facts about the men's suit that may be you didn't know.
'This collection, combining traditional French, foreign, aristocratic and military influences into a new, modern urban style, celebrates that inspiring tradition of openness and adaptation. Scottish tartans, French Jacquards and Japanese wools are used for a variety of riffs on classic fraks, relaxed streetwear and cuirassier uniforms.'
Brioni is the name of an island in the Adriatic Sea, close to the coast of former Yugoslavia. Before World War II it was a favorite getaway for the rich Europeans, and later - a favorite vacation spot for Yugoslav leader, Marshal Tito. Nazareno Fonticoli and Gaetano Savini chose the name of the island for their brand for two reasons...
Due to its geographical location, Eastern European mythology and folklore seamlessly blend influences from Asian nomads, the Orient, Ancient Greece, the Thracian and the European Slavic cultures, the result being something completely new and interesting, but still European.
The latest edition of Première Vision Paris was held September 15-17, 2015 in the French capital. During the event, were presented the key directions in many fashion areas. One of them were Graphic Inspirations. Mixed references are among the themes, which will be very trendy during the cold season of 2016/2017.
The most important philosophical question ever asked is 'What is a good life?'. A good life is one which mirrors the world. That means that you understand the world through art and culture. You understand the genius of the human race and you understand yourself in relation to it.
Well, we all know that British actor Charlie Hunnam looks more than well - he is young, talented and has a charming smile. But maybe we don't know enough about his way to the Big Screen and what made him who he is now. Let's take a look...
This collection was inspired by the Tudors and dedicated to Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth for her ninetieth birthday: an homage to a monarch who, in the 20th and 21st century has been an example of great style, elegance, civility, discretion and extraordinary balance.
A surplus theme, military chic, placing great emphasis on parkas, army jackets, chinos, bermudas, a denim, clean tie and die section, and a more sophisticated graphic black and white theme, sharply cut, for an evening feel.
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York is hosting a new exhibition called Exposed: A History of Lingerie. It traces the developments in intimate apparel from the 18th century to the present, featuring more than 60 lacy, racy exhibits from the Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition is running from June 3 to November 15.
Gyula Szabó is a menswear fashion designer.
Hisoriginal qualification was electrician. He started makingclothes for himself in his twenties. A few years later, he changed his profession and became a garment industrial engineer.
He has worked as a pattern maker.
The fame of the name and the dazzle of the diamonds have perhaps overshadowed the complex, many-faceted history of the great jewellery house, yet Cartier has played a prominent role in the history of the decorative arts. Cartier designs, from classic pieces worthy of the “kings’ jeweller” to radical Art Nouveau creations, both geometrical and exotic, are an intriguing testimony to the changes in taste and social codes. Cartier seduced the most elegant personalities of the 20th century with jewellery, clocks and watches, and refined yet practical objects.
The new collection of the Bulgarian designer Mira Bachvarova is inspired by the Bulgarian symbol - the Lion
The Bulgarian designer Mira Bachvarova presents her new collection 'Legend for the lions', which is inspired by the Bulgarian historic symbol, that exists in the national emblem of the country - the lion.
The photo shoot is made in Sofia on the Lions` Bridge. Photographer is Dilyana Florentin.
Today is difficult to imagine how in the past the trousers were considered as typically male garment, that is not appropriate for women. Modern trends offer wide selection of pants for both men and women’s wardrobe.
The story of trousers begins in Ancient East. After that, this type of clothing is used by some European tribes.
Bulgari celebrated its 125th anniversary by inaugurating its first-ever retrospective exhibit in the prestigious Exposition Palace of Rome. It will remain open to the public from May 22 to September 13, 2009.
The "Between Eternity and History: 1884 - 2009" exhibit will cover the most significant phases in the history and evolution of Bulgari design, from the opening of the first store on Via Sistina in 1884 to the present day.