There is no doubt that Hollywood is chocked full of glamour and when the award show season rolls around all the starlets strut their stuff down the red carpet and more and more Hollywood’s most glamorous starlets are choosing a more vintage look and it’s pretty clear to see why. Old Hollywood vintage glamour is always in style and don’t we all tune in to watch the shows just to see what the celebs are wearing? Come on, you know you do, but that’s ok we won’t tell.
So what happens if you don’t happen to be one of the “beautiful” people who make millions per picture or television show? Can you have the same look as your favorite star? Sure you can and it’s easier than you think. There is a designer in New York City called Faviana who specialized in creating all those red carpet vintage fashion looks, but at a price that us “little” people can afford.
Let’s take for instance Marcia Cross’s 1950’s inspired, pink, frothy Elie Saab gown from the 2008 Emmy Awards. While that gown was a vision of Old Hollywood glamour, it also could easily retail for 15,000 dollars. Who has that much money?! Well thanks to Faviana you can have all the vintage star style without the star price.
This gown has all the same feel as the original, but for a small fraction of the price, retailing for less than 400 dollars.
Who could forget this beautiful 1930’s inspired worn by JLo on the red carpet? While the less expensive gown does have a trimmer skirt than the original, it still has that same glamorous feel.
An uncanny replica of this lovely flowing gown from the movie Atonement can be seen here in all its 1920’s glamour.
There is a debate as to whether or not companies like Faviana should be able to copy these designer's creations. On one side of the argument, the designers put there hard work and creativity into each of these gowns and they should have some protection against other people profiting from their work. The other side of the argument is that these designers are infact price gouging, charging a price for the gowns that very few people can afford and that since these gowns are not exact copies then there is no copyright infringment. It's up to each individual person to decide on which side of the argument they are on.
Of course the best way to get vintage style is to find a vintage gown, which is not as hard as it might sound. You can find vintage gowns at estate sales, vintage clothing stores, or at www.timelessfashionandart.com. Here you'll find a variety of clothing, check back often as new items come in frequently.