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The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
Cathy Hardwick (b. 1933) was born in Korea and moved to the US in the 1950s. In San Francisco in the 1960s she started a boutique for which she was designing the clothes. Manufacturer Alvin Duskin hired her to design for him, so Hardwick moved to New York. In 1972 she started Cathy Hardwick ‘n’ Friends, her own label, after she was approached by Bloomingdales.
Hardwick took a break from designing in the 1980s, but by 1985 she was back in business.
From 1986-1988, Tom Ford was the chief designer at Cathy Hardwick. The company declared bankruptcy in 1988. Today there is a line called Cathy Hardwick Studio.
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from a 1980s blouse
from an early 1980s blouse
from 1990s pants