Monday, August 26, 2013
Designer Stephen Sprouse did camouflage-print designs based on screenprints by Andy Warhol in 1987 and 1988. Sprouse was famous for his use of Day-Glo colors, so if I were going to get a vintage Sprouse camo print, I’d probably go for something like this skirt.
But, last week, this ’80s Sprouse on 1stdibs.com caught my eye.
UPDATED TO ADD: Gorgeous blogger Gabriala of Style Higher has her own Fashion Repeats Itself moment here.
Why? Because Rihanna’s new River Island collection features monochrome camo.
Recently, fashion historian Valerie Steele mentioned to me that camo has been in and out of style since the 1960s, so it’s entertaining but not unexpected to see a similar colorway crop up again. I was much more surprised to discover these circa-1940 shoes. (They’re in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Collection but came to my attention via the blog OMG That Dress!)
Don’t they remind you of the backwards heels shown by Marc Jacobs in 2008?
The more things change, the more they stay the same!
UPDATED TO ADD: Gorgeous blogger Gabriala of Style Higher is having her own Fashion Repeats itself moment here.