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Topic: fashion design

With Valentino goes an era of timeless style, elegant design


co-valentino-w-gowns.jpgMy disclaimer: Okay. This isn’t going to be your typical Clarksville Online article. At least not my typical Clarksville Online article. For most of you who read my work or know me personally only in the context of my time in Tennessee, my involvement with peace action, or my politics and anti-war rants, this commentary may seem odd, and will likely place an entirely new, unexpected and different light on me.

My story: In my 54 years of life and work BT (before Tennessee), I moved in several dimensions: I was an editor, an arts critic, a caregiver, a part-time plumber and home remodeler, a gardener, and … a fashion fanatic. I’m the woman who goes to New York City’s Bergdorf Goodman’s to pet the fabric and get close-up and personal with intricate embroidery on $10,000 gowns. When I was sixteen and couldn’t afford a ball gown, I raided a local curtain fabric supply store, emulating Scarlett O’Hara as I designed my own from yard upon yard of white organdy diverted from its intended use. «Read the rest of this article»


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