Thursday, 4 December 2008

Law on Laur

Fashionista has just been reading an enjoyable "life in a minute" bio-feature on a genuine "Law" fashionista -- Natasha Law (you can read it here too, on Times Online). Having now recovered from the disappointment of learning that Ms Law's daily routine does not involve a trip to her lawyers to have the highlights in her design rights freshened, she is consoled by the confession that Ms Law has her eyes on a treasured piece of design antiquity. when asked, "If you could steal a wardrobe from anyone - past or present, fictional or real - whose would it be and why?", she replied:
"Lauren Bacall, whom I have loved and aspired to be like in vain since I was about 13: the hair, the suits, the dresses".
The Fashionista has some good news for her. Lauren Bacall's heyday as a fashion icon was the 1940s, which suggests that -- whatever the jurisdiction and whatever the type of legal right that originally protected the contents of that coveted wardrobe -- a little due diligence should uncover a large amount of clothing that is now nestling firmly in the public domain.