fabulous 1980s two-tone shoes from Maud Frizon, made in Italy, white leather with black patent, such a hot 80s style, 2″ kitten heels, worn just once or twice, a few minor scuffs from 25 years of storage, size 37, very good condition, $45





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Arnold Scaasi couture dress and jacket set from the 1980s, custom made for Barbara Davis, 100% silk jacquard, knee-length short-sleeved dress of red with black and white, drop-waist, bold shoulder padding, fully lined in white silk and exquisitely finished, matching short jacket of black and white lined with red fabric matching the dress, four covered buttons, bound buttonholes, bold shoulders, most closely fits size 8-10, very good condition with no damage, $300






everything about the 1980s

October 25, 2008

I’ll admit to a great fascination about the 1980s. It was the time when I was a young adult, excited by all the possibilities, absorbing every bit of pop culture and serious culture I could find. So I decided to write about it.

My new blog is www.stuckinthe80s.wordpress.com

Everything you ever wanted to know about the 1980s, along with things you’ll wish you never knew, is here or coming very soon. News, music, television, fashion, sports, movies, politics, and culture.

Mr T, Margaret Thatcher, Thierry Mugler, Max Headroom, Devo, Madonna, The Facts of Life, John Waters, Jello Pudding, WilliWear, Adam and the Ants – you get the picture.

The blog is all in video format, so you’ll see vintage 1980s video with commentary. The blog, like this one, is searchable. Visit and take a journey to not-so-far-back history.


truly elegant black wool dress from Anne Klein, c1980, simple black wool bodice, sharp accordian-pleated below-the-knee skirt, and a fitted pleated waistline, no shoulder padding, unlined, truly elegant, made in the United States, size 6, very good condition with no damage, $150



Rei Kawakubo 1980s wool coat

September 9, 2008

inspirational designer Rei Kawakubo, Japanese designer for Comme des Garcons, black and white woven wool coat from the 1980s, hip length button-front coat, stand-up collar, flap-covered waist pockets, shoulder padding, sharply angled cutaway front hem, black silk lining, fits medium, 44-41-41, 17 shoulders, 22 sleeves, 30 1/2 length, very good condition with just one missing button in front, $135