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Italian Fashion School

Quality Clothing… at one time it was accessible to all and not just from the Paris Couture houses. Your only options today are to buy high-end designer pieces, quality vintage (High Low, hopefully!) or to work with a trained tailor. HLV recently spoke with Angela Zdelar, the owner of ITALIAN FASHION SCHOOL in Pasadena. After […]

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Exclusive Interview w/ Photography Curator & Historian Colin Westerbeck on Irving Penn

American master photographer Irving Penn was a protean force in fashion photography from the 1940s all the way into the 21st century.  He photographed both of these iconic images.  High Low Vintage recently spoke with Photography Curator & Historian Colin Westerbeck who offered his insights on why these two very different photographs represent the two […]

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Exclusive Interview with Charles Lange of BELINDA On Sunset Fame – High Low Vintage

Charles Lange’s boutique BELINDA, on Sunset Blvd. in the late 1960s, was not only at the forefront of the groundbreaking Los Angeles style but that look, which continues to influence today’s fashion, started at Mr. Lange’s boutique! The most glamorous stars and musicians shopped at BELINDA… Grace Slick, Tina Turner, Michelle Phillips & Cher to […]

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Exclusive Interview with FIDM Museum Curator Kevin Jones – High Low Vintage

–DEPARTURES MAGAZINE recently ranked the FIDM Museum & Galleries as one of the top 10 fashion museums in the world. That’s quite an honor and well deserved. What aspects of the museum do you think bring this kind of recognition? It’s our connection with Hollywood and that we do the Hollywood exhibition every year. It […]

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Exclusive Interview w/ Fashion Historian & Author Jonathan Walford – High Low Vintage

Jonathan, you have such a breadth of knowledge on all things vintage, where did it start? How old were you when you first discovered fashion as a subject? Thank-you… Honestly, I would have to say the first time I twigged to fashion being interesting was when I was nine or ten years old and I […]

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Exclusive Interview with Department Store Historian Bruce Kopytek – High Low Vintage

Bruce, where did your interest in Department Stores start? You have such a breadth of knowledge. My interest in department stores is really due to one of my family’s specialties, which was traveling.  Every summer, my parents packed us in the car and we went off on vacations which I remember very fondly. We often […]

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Exclusive Interview with Film & Fashion Historian Kimberly Truhler – High Low Vintage

Your blog is just terrific….a reader can feel how much you love the intersection of vintage fashion and film. How did you get started as a expert in the field? Did your passion begin as film history and grew to focus on costumes or did you start with an obsession with fashion and married that […]

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Executive Director of the Costume Designers Guild, Rachael M. Stanley, has answered a few questions for HLV describing the job of the Costume Designer. Could you start out by describing the scope of responsibility of the Costume Designer. They’re not a stylist… A costume Designer is a storyteller. They interpret the script and create a […]

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Exclusive Interview with Jerry Schatzberg – High Low Vintage

HLV EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW  Jerry Schatzberg. Photographer. Filmmaker. A truly iconic creative force from the 50s through today. His fashion photography broke ground with it’s natural and sophisticated sensibility. His work with Dior and the accompanying book are stunning. He was part of the 70s film renaissance. He discovered Pacino and worked with him twice. His […]

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