The vintage trend is here to stay

By Aymie Telinski

Over the past few years, vintage clothing has become more and more popular.

AMC’s “Mad Men” set the bar high for vintage wardrobes. Katherine Jane Bryant, the costume designer for the show, has done an impeccable job of dressing each character from head to toe in period-appropriate clothing, including undergarments.

Bryant always makes sure each piece of clothing fits each character perfectly.

“I think people have really grown tired of being so casual…,” Bryant said, according the Marquee Blog on CNN. “…I think that they’ve really responded to the beautiful aspects of the late 1950s and ’60s.”

ABC’s “Scandal” wowed audiences when Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), wore a white vintage Jean Fares Couture dress. “Scandal” costume designer Lyn Paolo wanted a dress that would amaze cast, crew and audiences. She did just that.

“We were having a really hard time finding anything,” Paolo said, according to “… She had to be able to move in it, too–she had to run down a hallway in one scene, and withstand wind effects in another.”

Bravo’s reality TV show “Dukes of Melrose,” which premiered on Wednesday, focuses on Christos Garkinos and Cameron Silver and their boutique, Decades, Inc. The show gives people an inside view on buying vintage clothing for the store and dealing with clientele.

“I’m the Robin Hood of fashion,” Garkinos said, according to “I consign from the real rich and I sell to the less rich.”

The boutique is famous for selling vintage clothing that was once outrageous in price. They somehow manage to sell the vintage styles at half or less-than-half price.

Buying vintage designer clothing might be expensive for everyday wear, but visiting local thrift stores can be a cheaper alternative. We can all watch these shows and just look at how beautiful they are, even if we can’t afford the clothes ourselves.