There are a many designers who 'were there' in the midst of an era and are largely forgotten now. Ms. Littell was obviously at the forefront of the American youthquake movement and I am happy to know more about her role now. Thanks for the great interview Lizzie!
What an information-packed interview, Lizzie! Not only does it help me understand youthquake fashion better, but there are fascinating glimpses into labels I've run across but never known much about. What a long, varied, and rich career Ms Littell has had!
Thanks so much, Lizzie!
Posted by KeLLy Ann:
thank you so much for this article.
I love history, and I love that second dress!
That was great! THANK YOU 100 times for this. I remember when the first store opened and reading about it in the local NJ Sunday paper...I loved Paraphernalia ...yes I am that old. I love Betsy too, and it was great to find out what was going on back then when everything was so new, fresh and exciting.
Those days are gone. It just can never be like that again. What a time it was!
Ah, Lizzie, your blog is a delicious danger for me. I always have such a hard time tearing myself away!
Fabulous interview with Deanna Littell! I too loved Paraphernalia and am that old. But there was so much I didn't know about Deanna and was fascinated reading all about her. So glad she found your blog, commented, and that you two could get together for this wonderful interview.
Posted by Pinky-A-GoGo:
I would give anything to go back in time to be at the Paraphernalia store opening on Madison Avenue in 1965.
Amazing fashion and The Velvet Underground--what more could a girl want!
Thank you Lizzie for a wonderful article. It took me back in time too. I loved reading all your reader's comments & the thrill of knowing that I have so many fans.Where'd you get that sequined dress? Could wear it now. Best, Deanna Littell
Posted by b2:
tres bien lizzie!...u have truly captured the creative essence of deanna littell! she is a unique talent who adores life's beauty & continues to inspire!!
it was such fun reading about her ever evolving life! merci!