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Lauren and Lam

by habituallychic

02 . 02 . 11
I came across this old photo of Lauren Bacall crossing a New York street recently.  As soon as I saw it, I was immediately reminded of the Derek Lam Spring 2011 collection.  If Lauren Bacall was a young woman today, I could easily see her wearing his whole line right down to the shoes.  This is especially apparent when you look back at her old style.  What do you think?

Derek Lam photos from Style.com

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  1. Mosaicista Appassionata February 2, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    unbelievable! so spot on! very chic and glamorous lady

  2. Megan Kristel February 2, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    This is amazing, it just shows how real style is timeless. Your blog is fabulous.

  3. Belle on Heels February 2, 2011 | 2:16 pm

    i’ve never been a big derek lam fan until this season. i am completely and utterly obsessed with every look he sent down the runway. timeless and chic, but totally on trend. j’adore!

  4. The enchanted home February 2, 2011 | 2:38 pm

    Derek Lam looks great..love that little white dress, so cute. Lauren was the epitome of understated elegance without having to try very hard..loved her. Great post.

  5. Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} February 2, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    Fabulous! So neat to see how trends change, but always draw from another time 🙂

  6. Luciane at HomeBunch.com February 2, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    This is gorgeous, Heather! I love your posts about fashion! You have an unique way to make them… just very interesting.

    I hope you’re doing great!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    Post of the day: A Cottage on Shelter Island.

  7. the coolbirth kid February 2, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    she is so beautiful.
    the similarities are really apparent too.

  8. Ashley Hasty February 2, 2011 | 5:40 pm

    I just adore the nod to history that the fashion industry is playing up these days. I’m new to your blog and so happy to have found you. I love how you paired the historic photos with modern clothing. Clever!!

    So happy to have *met* you!

    <3 Ashley
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

  9. L February 2, 2011 | 9:16 pm

    My name (Laura) was inspired by Lauren Becall. My dad heard a quote of hers “when he’s handing out pearls of wisdom make sure you get a matching pair”.
    Such a classic style. I love the pictures you chose for this post.

  10. laula February 3, 2011 | 10:58 am

    just love this post so clever – you are very inspiring heather – thanks for writing such a fab blog

  11. Samantha February 3, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    Interesting. Yes there is a real nod to Lauren’s old school style but I think the difference is in the fluidity of cut. Old style Lauren’s clothes have more of a tailored feel designed to show off the physique du jour – hourglass. It has a modest but structured sensuality. The modernity of this new collection lies, for me, in its recognition of how women aspire now to a more athletic, less sensual shape and look.

  12. Beth February 3, 2011 | 2:53 pm

    I became aware of this exceptional woman, when I was in high school, she hosted a preview of the 1965 Fall Collections from Paris. My Aunt Marie( the ultimate fairy godmother) invited us to watch this on her new color TV. I was entranced with Paris, Bacall and French Fashion. I began realizing Aunt Marie took Vogue and Harper’s Bizarre. She would ask me to come over to look at the magazines. Then next year she and my mother took us to NYC.

    What wonderful memories to think about on such a cold, winter day. Thank you for your wonderful blog!