April 5, 2011

Hollywood Vintage Fashion and Modern Couture

Hope your week has been a good one so far! Lots going on here. First, Artist Editions, Works on Couture, featuring my limited edition artist cocktail dresses has been extended at Stephen Cohen Gallery until April 23. If you missed the reception, please stop by!

Hollywood Vintage Fashion


Vintage lovers, I have a rare and wonderful treat to announce! My good friend and vintage dealer, David Galvin, will be giving a talk with me next Saturday, April 16 at the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles at 1pm. We will be discussing the influence of Hollywood Vintage Fashion on Modern Couture.


Los Angeles designers (known and unknown) have shaped so much of american fashion culture via the cinema and mass media; iconic images like Marilyn Monroe in Jax slacks or her famous Jean Louis "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress are just a couple of examples. We will also be discussing some of the surprising reasons why vintage pieces often can't be worn 'as is' but how their timeless details still influence modern couture.

If you missed the reception a few weeks ago, hope you will swing by Stephen Cohen Gallery next Saturday at 1pm to join us for this short talk and take in the great fashion photography along with my new Artist Editions collection on display.

My Fall 2011 Collection is now Available!


My Fall 2011 collection can now be purchased online! You can be one of the first to shop the entire collection {which is also available in Petite and Plus sizing} over on the MaryJoMatsumoto.com website.

Spin Pin Giveaway

The Random Number Generator picks winners for all Trust Your Style giveaways and the winner of last week's Spin Pin Giveaway is CJ. Congrats! You can now wear messy buns to your heart's content!


third room studio said...

Looks like a beautiful collection - I particularly love the flair princess coat, very luxurious! Congratulations.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
Love your dress!



Loving your collection Mary Jo! The long halter and the trousers are my fave!! xo

Tamara Nicole said...

Congrats on your fall line my friend! Off to check it out, you have been busy!!! :-)

P.S. I already am so in love with travertine, I want to put it in our whole house! In your shower! Fun!!!

About Last Weekend said...

Wow Marilyn could do no wrong, how does she wear that dress and it's like a skin (and they didn't have our technology in those days). Love your black dress and heading over now to look at your whole collection. The long halter mentioned above sounds cool!

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classiq said...

As a movie fashion and old Hollywood stars lover, I find your innitiative so inspiring and interesting. Your fall collection is so beautiful and stylish, my favourite items being the backless black dress and the grey outfit with the grey cape. The colours are also to my very personal taste, enhancing the elegance of the clothes. Have a wonderful day, Mary Jo! Ada

design elements said...

loving your collection too, Mary Jo! The BFF Doctor's Bag is absolutely timeless. WOnderful work! huge hugs to you

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! Your dress is just stunning, Mary Jo - I adore it!

And the photos of Marilyn...swoon! She is breathtakingly beautiful!

Congratulations to CJ!! :)

CJ said...

Love the dress from your collection! Will you be doing any talks in NYC anytime show? This is one I would've loved to have attended if I lived anywhere near LA.

Thanks again for the spin pin giveaway!

Have a great day!


Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Stopped by to say happy Thursday and glad I did to see your announcement that your line is now available ~ so exciting, Mary Jo! Congratulations and wishes for much success with your new line! xoxo

Whimsy Being said...

congrats on the extension of your show, Mary Jo! Hope your week has been going great. :)

Kristin said...

The link wouldn't load for me. Boo. I would really love to check out your collection!

Claire said...

just checked out your collection. OMG, so beautiful! love every single one of the pieces. and Katie looks amazing! you are such a fantastic designer! so glad I could view your work!


Vintage Films said...

Truly, a return to a simpler life should include fashion of the time. I think women were women back in the forties and fifties. You could also say the same for men….

Callie Grayson said...

awesome! that your showing is extended!
I wish I was there to hear the talk, sounds like it is going to be a great one!!
ps love your collection BTW :)

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