THE SEWING DIVAS sewing, design, fashion

January 29, 2007

Fashion blogs’ 800 lb. Gorilla

Filed under: Designer Inspirations — georgene @ 12:33 am

Big rumblings in the blogosphere as The New York Times’ Cathy Horyn joins the fray with her new Times blog Runway. The Times is encouraging many of its star reporters and editors to maintain contact with their reading public via blogs. Ms. Horyn’s blog promises to be a great addition to your reading pleasure. I especially liked her post “Howdjadothat?” with a digital flipbook on the birth a dress by Alber Elbaz at Lanvin. What a great window on another world~ and don’t your love the rough nature of Elbaz’ sketch? It’s obvious that his vision was concretised while working on the muslin, not in the original sketch.

For those of you who, like me, love peeking inside designer’s notebooks ~ check out pages from John Galliano’s in the December/January 06/07 Paris Vogue. Galliano’s own brand of madness appears throughout the magazine, but the pages from the notebook are particularly of interest.



  1. Awesome! I loved that flip book! Great bird’s eye view and reality check. It’s not just me that has to wade through the “what doesn’t work” before finding what does.

    Comment by Summerset — January 29, 2007 @ 1:10 pm

  2. I think many of us think fashion emerges complete and prefect from a designer’s mind, and this is good illustration as to just how much work and conscious thought really goes into it.

    Comment by phyllisc — January 29, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

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