NY Times article about costume designer for Marvelous Mrs Maisel

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  1. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    This Amazon series is set in late 1950s New York - several VFG trade members have sold to them. It sounds like Donna Zakowska, the costume designer for the series (she's nominated for an Emmy) grew up loving vintage fashion.
    Hopefully not blocked by a paywall.
  2. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    Thank you, that was a fun and interesting read. I hope she wins. Because she loves hats! But seriously, didn't she win last year? I cannot get the show on my TV but would love to.
  3. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    Thank you, that was a fun and interesting read. I hope she wins. Because she loves hats! But seriously, didn't she win last year? I cannot get the show on my TV but would love to.
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  4. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  5. I unfortunately dont have amazon prime, soI have never seen this series.

    A fun article
  6. denisebrain

    denisebrain Trade Member

    I recently sold two great autumn print sheath dresses to the show and am SO stoked to see these...fingers crossed! I LOVE the show.
  7. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I am just going to rant. I didn't know I had to join the Nazi Party or be part of the Politburo to watch a tv program in North America. I don't have television in my home. Mostly, I watch DVDs from the library. Every other entertainment channel allows their shows to go to DVD. Not Amazon.
  8. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    We are in Canada too, Linda. We had joined Amazon and paid to be prime members as we do order quite a bit online through Amazon...household items mainly...so we have prime TV with that.

    Love the show and we have sold to the costume department in the past it was a thrill to see our fabric being used in a factory scene.
  9. pinky-a-gogo

    pinky-a-gogo Administrator Staff Member

    I sold 2 blouses to them a couple weeks back—the buyer was very nice. I’ve never seen the show, sounds like a lot of people enjoy it.
  10. catseyevintage

    catseyevintage Trade Member

    I've sold then an angora sweater, a pink chiffon slip, and a dress. I am thrilled that the program uses authentic vintage and buys from online shops.
  11. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

  12. That's capitalism (run amok or otherwise), not fascism. I suspect that more and more outfits will stop offering DVDs (not true that they all do now, btw), which are already outmoded, and offer only streaming options. FYI, you don't have to subscribe to Amazon Prime or join any political party to watch the show. All you need is a smartphone/tablet/computer (or, if you have an Internet-connected TV, that sort of TV with streaming capability).

    No, that's not free, but I suspect nearly all will be, eventually. Sometimes, you have to wait. These works are not public property and we have no inherent or constitutional "right" to have access to them immediately and free of charge. As someone who works in the film industry here in Atlanta (and am currently working on two different upcoming Amazon series), there is a lot of money at stake -- none of it yours or mine.

    For now, until it's available at the library, you can rent or buy whatever show or series you want to see, just as you would a DVD. You can rent one episode to try it out, then rent or buy the whole series if you like it. If you rent, you get a few days to watch it as many times as you'd like. If you buy, it's yours to keep. It's the modern equivalent of going to Blockbuster or buying it at a record store on DVD (or VHS), but you don't have to find a place to store it or buy any special racks : ).

    For the record, I still listen to cassette tapes, so I'm no early adopter of technology (who among us vintage lovers is?)... but one reason Amazon is as successful as it is (aside from exploitation of elderly seasonal workers, another discussion entirely) is its ability to predict and, as the corporate folk say, "leverage," current trends.

    As for Mrs. Maisel -- I have mixed opinions. Mostly I'm just envious of Rachel Brosnahan's figure, which is so absolutely perfect for the clothes of the era. Look for my "giant pearl brooch" in Season 3, which is going to be a parade of VFG items!
  13. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Does the link to the New Yorker article not work?

    Edit. I get it. You are selling items to the show so you feel compelled to support the practices of Amazon. If you have time to read that very interesting article, please do. I'm not the only person out there questioning Amazon's business practices.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2019
  14. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    Linda, I am sure most of us here are definitely not thrilled with amazon's practices, but I do have to admit we do buy some practical items from them.

    I will read the link to your New Yorker article.

    I would not say because we sold some items to Mrs. Maisel's costume department we are heavy supporters of Amazon...these days major capitalist conglomerates have taken over so much. I can definitely state that I miss the small owned businesses greatly andI am happy that I can still do my own little thing and sell vintage online...we have been doing that now for 20 years and have seen many changes. most not for the better. Unfortunately these days the corporate giants and the government are coming more and more into play and will more than likely stomp out the little sellers online as well give it another 10 years.
  15. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I am sure Birkenstock would completely agree with you. The article is very long but well worth the read.
  16. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    I read what this man who had worked for them was saying and it is disgusting how counterfeit sales have come into play.
    So sickening! I am glad to hear about the measures he took and sorry to hear about how everything these days seems to be turning into such
    an uncaring greedy mess!
  17. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Life's interesting, ain't it?! I can't say that I understand it. I think the lust for control and power seem to dominate the world. I understand that I, in part, have a good life because of Liberal economic theory. However, I would love a world where more people were eating more pie. I am always left asking, how much is enough to satisfy one man?
  18. Actually, you don't seem to get it, no. I didn't sell anything to Amazon. I sold to a production company. To the wardrobe department. The production company
    is not a charitable organization and does not owe us anything. Their not immediately offering their product free of charge does not make them Nazis or fascists, nor complicit in the activities of the corporation that owns the company that owns the company that owns the company.

    They are not trying to eradicate Jews or other groups, and no one is compelled, on threat of death, to participate in their enterprise. The comparison is hurtful. And its flippant use is unkind.

    If someone wants to see the program, they can pay to see it on Amazon (no Prime membership required) or wait until it's available at the library.

    Did you call HBO a fascist enterprise, 20 years ago, when they did not let us watch The Sopranos or Sex and the City free of charge? No. It was just a paid service. And eventually, those productions were made available, as this one will be.
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  19. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I think a person is able to connect the dots. I think it is our duty to humanity to question the questionable practices of people and or corporations.

    Edit. Is it a stretch? Is it too much? How was it possible that Hitler came to power? How was it possible that his policies were acceptable? History proves that the struggling German economy had a large part with the populace accepting the ideology of the Nazis. People, normal every day people just wanted to survive. They needed money, a stable income and economy. At what cost?
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  20. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    There is another station that doesn't let anything go to DVD - I think its FX - they did Feud about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and it seems you can only see it through them...
  21. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I don't know if it is because they are older but there seem to be all kinds of both Bette Davis and Joan Crawford DVDs (official release) available on Ebay.

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