Last night, hotter-than-haute retro shop Blacklist Vintage made the case that "Vintage Did It First" in an in-store runway show at the Eat Street store. Like the well-versed students of fashion - vintage and modern alike - that they are, shop owners Vanessa Messersmith and Jennifer Sapiro curated a collection of all-vintage looks that not only nod to the Fall 2011 runways, but demonstrate some striking similarities. Fall trends including '40s-inspired dress suits and capes, '60s-inspired riding pants and dress-and-jacket sets, '70s-inspired printed dresses and wide-legged jeans, and '80s motorcycle jackets clearly took note of past eras in fashion. The two well-heeled ladies - looking ever the picture of vintage style with a modern twist - cleverly paired vintage looks with images of looks from the runways of Chloe, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Junya Wantabe, Bottega Veneta, Prada and Azzaro - making the case that this fall, what's old is new again.
[Vanessa Messersmith & Jennifer Sapiro. Photo: Amy Gee]