"Next thing you know, they'll have us in here selling the clothing racks and curtains" I heard a disgruntled employee remark, in their final hours of employment. I was in Barney's New York, the flagship, one last time.
Each of the pieces in the "Old Time Photo Booth" group are priceless in a sense, because every one-to some extent-incorporate gift wrapping ribbon I bought from Barney's, famed luxury retail giant, just days before they closed their iconic doors forever. I paid $3 a roll for the ribbon, but it is truly a treasure of New York fashion history, quite literally; irreplaceable.
'They knew not what they did' I thought to myself as I claimed the spoils of my conquest like a vulture, and stomped down Madison Avenue, realizing in that moment; I really was a pirate.
Though each of the garments are priceless for this reason; this corset is the crowning jewel of this parasitic mark on fashion's collective memory. Each of the external channels which house the Rigilene boning are, in fact, this authentic Barney's New York, pirated gift ribbon. I think the word pirate is fascinating. I think the legacy of Barney's is equally fascinating. They both denote camp, wealth, cruelty, class warfare, and most of all; glamour. Own an archival piece of fashion history for yourself-I'm here deciding it matters-and sharing that knowledge with you.
She can lace down to as small as 24 inches, but can also form to larger bodies by being worn not fully closed in the back (and still looking absolutely sickening while she does so).
Spot or Dry Clean only