Ian Drummond Vintage Blog

  • American Socialites & Fashion- The Vanderbilt's

    Become acquainted with some of the famous & fashionable Vanderbilt women and watch out for their names next time you are in a dress museum or gallery!
  • American Socialites & Fashion - The Gilded Age '400'

    A guide to some of the biggest names of New York's Gilded Age high society fashion scene.
  • The Italian Dior: Federico Forquet

    “The Italian Dior is named Forquet” is how Harper’s Bazaar Italy described haute couturier Federico Forquet. From fashion design to palazzo design, read about his 60 year career dressing the fabulous crowd throughout the 60s and then designing their homes! 
  • The Battle of Versailles

    A short summary of one of the most prolific events in fashion history.
  • Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture

    The organization founded by Charles Frederick Worth and its influence on modern fashion.
  • Vintage Socks

    Sock history from the 1910s to 1980s.
  • Our Vintage Halloween

    Flapper and disco witches, as well as TV characters. Check out the looks we styled for Halloween this year!
  • Ivy and Preppy Style

    From English country upper-class living, to New England Ivy League and Seven Sisters college campuses and into the mainstream, we trace the story of Ivy and Preppy style fashion.
  • Mid-Century Clothing Companies

    Some interesting American and Canadian clothing companies that were popular in the mid 20th century, including direct to consumer sales companies.
  • American Women Designers 1960s-1990s

    There have been so many fantastic American women designers over the years. Here are just a few we picked out.
  • Irish Designers and Design

    From Aran knitwear to Irish linen, Irish crochet lace, tweed and a multitude of influential designer's, we take a look at just some of Ireland's contributions to fashion.
  • Punk Designers

    Take a tour through the careers of some of the mainstream designers who were a huge influence on the development of punk fashion and style. Everyone might know about Vivienne Westwood & Malcolm McLaren's contribution, but what about Stephen Sprouse, Pam Hogg and Zandra Rhodes? Read on!