via The Designing Life
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: