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Monday, 30 June 2014

FOUND - Velvet Ghost in The Machine


I found this blouse at a charity shop that raises money to protect cats, located on Pitshanger Lane in Ealing. It's from Ghost, an iconic British design house founded by Tanya Sarne and Katherine Hamnett in 1984. Praised for its unique use of rayon, the well-known Ghost dress had a crinkled texture making it incredibly easy to wear and pack. The idiosyncratic Ghost look has been dubbed a 'quiet revolution' and considered a key moment in fashion history. In 2006 the label was sold and Sarne left the company. This velvet apparition was given to my friend Susan who first told me about the brand. She wore Ghost in the 80s and has loved it ever since. The label inside this top says 'Made in England,' confirming its pre-2006 status. It wasn't scary at just £5.  

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