STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK - Luxury Apparel

STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK  -  Luxury Apparel


Feeling Charitable!

This morning, I’m spending a few hours donating my time to a good cause. I know, how noble of me, right? Actually, selfish is more like it because I’m volunteering in the Archive Room at the Fashion Group Intl. I’m so excited to be surrounded by priceless antique slides and ghosts of designers who influenced me – I’m getting goose bumps just thinking about it. I’m especially interested in seeing some vintage Claire McCardell and James Galanos (or Jimmy G, as I like to call him!). Sure, it will be dusty and I’ll be sneezing up a storm. It is a big job and we’ll probably never be finished reorganizing the shelves upon shelves of slides, but I’ll be surrounded by people I admire and pictures that inspire. I can’t think of a better way to spend my Tuesday mornings.

Claire McCardell bathing suit, 1946

James Galanos evening gown, 1985


  1. I envy you! How I would love to see a Claire McCardell piece up close.

  2. That sounds like a great volunteer job. Be sure to wear your white archival gloves!

  3. Does this mean some more pix of Byron Lars might show up?

  4. Ooooh, I shall check for some Byron next week...