Jody Steinman, owner of Couture Allure vintage boutique recommends French frocks for FOFs:
Jody Steinman is the owner of the esteemed vintage shop, Couture Allure, just outside of Boston. Steinman worked for over 25 years in all aspects of the fashion trade, including design, wholesale, and retail management and training, and she’s quick to sing the praises of classic French tailoring:
Vintage 50s GIVENCHY Cashmere Sweater & Linen Skirt Set S, $195.00, “The linings are set in by hand, the zippers are sewn in by hand, even the buttonholes are worked by hand. You cannot find quality like this without paying thousands of dollars, which is one of the best reasons to buy vintage.”
Vintage 1997 CHANEL Yellow Boucle Suit Small bust 36, $875.00, “The thing that draws me to French designer fashion like this piece is the quality of the fabrics, trims, as well as the construction techniques. Even the buttons are special.”
Vintage 60s CHRISTIAN DIOR Pret-a-Porter Silk Suit Small bust 36,” $950.00, “This piece was made in the designer’s Paris workroom. It is not the color or the design that draws me to pieces by Chanel or Dior – it is simply the designer label itself.