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A TOAST TO THE DECADES

LORRY NEWHOUSE and MARINA B Host CAMERON SILVER’s Book Launch: DECADES: A CENTURY OF FASHION

By Eden Herbstman

Fall 2012

It was only fitting for Lorry Newhouse to host the book launch of Cameron Silver’s long-awaited book Decades: A Century of Fashion. As a designer and avid vintage collector, Newhouse’s clothes are the quintessential execution of the continuing cycle of fashion honoring past trends and breathing new life into present fashion. This IS the Decades ideal, set in place by Cameron, blending the best of vintage and contemporary fashion.

Taking five years to complete, Decades is more than your average coffee table book. Silver has compiled an encyclopedia-like homage to each decades’ memorable and fashionable designers, icons, and styles. Discussing the book, he said: “There are actual essays for each decade, so there is an academic aspect. It was complicated photo research because I wanted pictures I had never seen before.” For a man with access to any and all kinds of archival sources it was a difficult edit process to choose final images. He explained: “I wanted the essays to give people a fashion history through my eyes. I want somebody to look at a photo and say ‘I want that!’ but they can’t have that. Hopefully designers can get inspired and develop a modern version.”

Lorry dazzled in a red sequin Oleg Cassini number, while the man of the hour wore Angelo Gallasso. “What all billionaires wear! I’m at Lorry Newhouse’s I thought I could go some what decadent,” he confided. And a decadent evening it was. Toasted by Veuve Clicquot champagne, caviar, and Marina B jewels dripping from statuesque models attendees gathered to toast Cameron and a decade of fashion.

It only seemed appropriate to discuss favorite fashionable time periods amongst attendees. “The 1970s because of Mick and Bianca Jagger, decadence, and no one caring. Studio 54 where I wish I lived. I didn’t live through that decade so I can romanticize about it,” said Peter Davis. Creative Director of the Lorry Newhouse brand Julia Flynn picked out the 1960s: “If I could be in bell bottoms all day with really high platforms and walk around in mini-skirts, that would be great.” Artist Alexander Yulish went for: “Berlin in the 1920s. They weren’t doing the flapper thing, they were doing their own thing.”

Cameron Silver is a fashion philanthropist and founder/co-owner of pre-loved luxury boutique Decades. He is the author of the Bloomsbury release Decades: A Century of Fashion.

LINKS:

Purchase Decades: A Century of Fashion

Lorry Newhouse Official Website

Marina B Official Website

Written by Eden Herbstman

Photography by Leandro Justen

Design by Eden Herbstman

Captions:

Cover/Page 1: Lorry Newhouse and Cameron Silver, Lorry Newhouse and Marina B Celebrate Cameron Silver’s Book Launch Decades: A Century of Fashion, Private Residence, NYC,  October 15th, 2012, Photography by Leandro Justen

Page 2: Atmosphere, Lorry Newhouse and Marina B Celebrate Cameron Silver’s Book Launch Decades: A Century of Fashion, Private Residence, NYC,  October 15th, 2012, Photography by Leandro Justen

Page 3:

Left-Stephanie Newhouse and Peter Davis, Lorry Newhouse and Marina B Celebrate Cameron Silver’s Book Launch Decades: A Century of Fashion, Private Residence, NYC,  October 15th, 2012, Photography by Leandro Justen

Right: Lorry Newhouse, Cameron Silver, and Julia Flynn, Lorry Newhouse and Marina B Celebrate Cameron Silver’s Book Launch Decades: A Century of Fashion, Private Residence, NYC,  October 15th, 2012, Photography by Leandro Justen

Page 4: Model in Marina B, Lorry Newhouse and Marina B Celebrate Cameron Silver’s Book Launch Decades: A Century of Fashion, Private Residence, NYC,  October 15th, 2012, Photography by Leandro Justen

Page 5: Alexander Yulish, Ali Wise, Melissa Berkelhammer, Lorry Newhouse and Marina B Celebrate Cameron Silver’s Book Launch Decades: A Century of Fashion, Private Residence, NYC,  October 15th, 2012, Photography by Leandro Justen

Page 6: Cameron Silver, Cator Sparks, Lorry Newhouse and Marina B Celebrate Cameron Silver’s Book Launch Decades: A Century of Fashion, Private Residence, NYC,  October 15th, 2012, Photography by Leandro Justen

Page 7: Atmosphere, Lorry Newhouse and Marina B Celebrate Cameron Silver’s Book Launch Decades: A Century of Fashion, Private Residence, NYC,  October 15th, 2012, Photography by Leandro Justen

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