Tuesday, July 19, 2011

the design center ROCKS!

While studying at Philadelphia University, I had the pleasure of working for the Paley Design Center, by far one of the greatest experiences of my life. It is a fabulous house that holds over 200,000+ textile and fashion objects and at one time exhibitions . Oh yeah...pure eye candy. It is such a treasure chest of the most amazing vintage garments, prints, and the largest fashion library that I have ever seen.  The best thing is that its in a Hollywood style house so as you walk down the long halls and high ceilings you feel like a movie star! oh it has such a special place in my heart. Unfortunately the university does not value its resources as it should and funding is very limited. If you have a chance ...GO! It should not be missed. Sarah is keeping the spirit alive with her blog the design center which daily showcases the amazing objects of the collection. I went to visit and check out some prints for inspiration.  It was such fun and I found some great prints which actually became prints for some garments at Free People! Whooo hoo!

This Printed Lacey Knit Top is the first one to come out! It was inspired by a print from 1901 by the Parisian firm Bourdone Lengendre and Co. at the design center.

CHECK OUT the design center's blog! Its awesome!
Sarah has a great post on this one!

 Photos from FreePeople and the design center

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