Vintage Clothes- A Song

I was shopping in one of my favorite places to shop, a vintage clothing storing in a neighbouring township. I was skimming through a rack of skirts, when a I heard a song on the stereo system. They were singing about vintage clothes. And I thought it was a Beatles tune, because of the singers voice. It was Paul McCartney. I thought this was a marketing tool put out by the store. He wrote a song about vintage clothing.

Here are the lyrics:

Don’t live in the past
Don’t hold on to something that’s changing fast
What we are, is what we are and what we wear
Is vintage clothes, vintage clothes:

We jump up for joy
Who cares if we look like a girl or boy
What we are, is what we are and what we wear
Is vintage clothes, vintage clothes:

A little more, a little tall
Check the rack
What went out, is coming back

Don’t live in the past
Don’t hold on to something that’s changing fast
What we are, is what we are and what we wear
Is vintage clothes, vintage clothes:

A little more, a little tall
Check the rack
What went out, is coming back

This was one of the songs from the album Memory Almost Full Released in 2007. This sounds like a song that is much older than 5 years old. I guess that’s is just the musical  styling of Paul McCartney. Fashion does have a loop. What was once hot is hot again. The fabric may change but the silhouette is the same. Our bodies don’t change, we still have two arms, two legs, ect. Therefore there is only so much that can be designed to accommodate the figure, whether it is male or female.

Here is an example of Current Style vs. Vintage style:

Jason Wu 2012 vs. Edie Johne (2 piece) 1990s Peplum Dress

The past can be an unlimted and unlimiting source of inspiration for creative people. I have heard that one of my favorite designers Nicholas Ghesquiere has a vast library at his disposal because he is the creative director at Balanciaga. And uses this information to creative modern haute couture for the house, once overseen by its creator Cristobal Balanciaga.

I have uploaded a video of the song Vintage Clothes by Paul McCartney from Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxn-hvj-nKE

(You can cut and paste the above URL into a new browser window)

Thank you for stopping by…Till Next Time!!!!!

 

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