Thursday, June 28, 2007

Runway Retrospective - Unknown

Unfortunately I don't know the name of the designer for this interesting take on the button-back closure. If anyone recognizes these, please comment.


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Celebrity Sighting: Britney Spears

It's rare to catch celebrities in something that buttons up the back, but in these candid shots from 2006, Britney Spears is sporting a white button-back top. Photos are courtesy of BritneyZone.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Vintage French Ad

A scan from an old French magazine showing a stylish back-buttoned dress in tweed.


Sunday, June 24, 2007

Isaac Mizrahi Dresses at Target

A couple of special occasion dresses from the Isaac Mizrahi collection at Target. Notice the functional back buttons, as opposed to the faux buttons covering a zipper closure that are seen on so many modern occasion dresses these days (a topic for another post) - and these are even fairly affordable.


Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wings Creative Studio

This image, featuring a back-buttoned top, was done by Bulgaria's Wings Creative Studio. You can check out the full-size version at DeviantArt.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Old Fashioned Girl

If you're a fan of Gibson Girl blouses and white lawn dresses of early 1900s, check out Old-Fashioned Girl for custom-made reproductions of Victorian/Edwardian fashions. There you can request designs like these two below, or submit a completely custom inquiry.


Early 1900s Lingerie Dress

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Runway Restrospective - Proenza Shouler

A back-buttoned top from the Spring 2004 collection by Proenza Schouler.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Runway Restrospective

Another couple of designs from past collections. One the left is a classically-inspired gown by (I believe?) Vivienne Westwood; on the right is a reverse denim top by an unidentified (so far) designer.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Vintage Fashion Collection of Lori Knowles

If your interests run into vintage Victorian and Edwardian fashions, be sure to check out the collection of Lori Knowles. You'll see some wonderful examples, including of course some items relevant to this blog, such as these two bodices from the early 1900s.


Saturday, June 9, 2007

David Rodriguez Button Back Jacket

When David Rodriguez launched his more affordable Red Label line for Fall 2006, one of the best-selling pieces was this button-back jacket.


Sunday, June 3, 2007

Vintage Martini

For actual vintage pieces from earlier 19th century (and even some Victorian pieces), swing by Vintage Martini. As it was a much more common closure method then, you'll find several items that button up the back, such as these: