Thursday, March 26, 2009

Paris 1962

Last night RARE vintage and Olivia Palermo hosted an evening honoring Jerry Schatzberg and his amazing book, Paris 1962.

Fashion's history is such an integral part of what we do at RARE and it was a unique opportunity for an intimate meeting with a great witness to the young and brilliant Yves Saint Laurent's first collection under his own name. Jerry also had access to behind the scenes at Christian Dior where Marc Bohan had just taken over as designer. After initial skepticism to Marc Bohan, the fashion critics and ladies went crazy for his beautiful and wildly successful collections. We have had two early examples from Marc Bohan's time at Dior. Our museum quality slimline cocktail dress from 1961 and the recently posted and very elegant gown with cut out back from 1965.

Jerry's photographs capture intimate and beautiful moments that look like stills pulled from a film. In fact, Jerry Schatzberg is also a filmmaker and if you have not seen Scarecrow with Gene Hackman doing the sexiest, rowdiest stiptease in the history of cinema, then we strongly suggest that you log on to Netflix and rent it ASAP!

It was a wonderful evening filled with Veuve Clicquot, caviar and couture. Not a bad combination!

Special thanks to Jerry, Catherine and Olivia, who looked stunning in a vintage Yves Saint Laurent top, skinny leather pants and high, high pumps from Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent. Another great combination!

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