#TBT to The Designing Life, 80’s Fashion at its Finest

#TBT to The Designing Life, 80’s Fashion at its Finest
Valentino favored bright primary colors and huge shoulder pads.

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There’s not much I love more than authentic vintage fashion. Something about the history, the stories, the nostalgia, the what-were-they-thinking excites me and makes me wonder what about today’s styles will look absolutely ridiculous in 10 years’ time.

So when Executive Editor Linda Vaccariello brought me a book from her archives called The Designing Life—published by W Magazine in 1987—all it took was one flip through the pages and I was obsessed.

Take a look at these photos exploring the professional and private lives of 14 major fashion designers from Karl Lagerfeld (always a character) to Donna Karan (described as a “young talent”) and tell me you’re not into it, too:

The cut of this jacket is giving me everything I never knew I needed.
The cut of this jacket is giving me everything I never knew I needed.

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The colors, the patterns, the accessories are all too much yet somehow just right.
The colors, the patterns, the accessories are all too much yet somehow just right.

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Alexis Carrington would be all over this look from Ungaro.
Alexis Carrington would be all over this look from Ungaro.

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