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Plot Against America

Academy Award winning actress Wynona Rider gives a gripping performance in this alternate dystopian vision of an Anti-Semitic Post World War II America. We were called upon to assist in creating a completely authentic down-to-the-luggage 1940’s wardrobe for Ms. Ryder.

Hollywood

Netflix’s scintillating post-World War II drama, Hollywood, documents the town’s struggling newcomers. Determined to succeed in the face of entrenched power dynamics, the cast forges a new path forward. It was a pleasure to be working once again with Ryan Murphy and Costume Designer Lou Erich to showcase a staggering volume of glamorous wardrobe from our archives.

Kendall Jenner Coachella

We’ve been long-time festival culture advocates because of the expansive ideas they promote. It was a thrill to see ever lovely Kendall Jenner donning a one-of-a-kind Torso Creation at Coachella. We re-imagined a pale yellow vintage crocheted textile into a modern and wearable open midriff maxi.

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Feud

Academy Award winners Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, two incomparable actresses of our time, give jaw-dropping depictions of Betty Davis and Joan Crawford. We had a wonderful time pulling comprehensive wardrobes for this memorable film.

Carol

Torso was once again called upon for wardrobe placement in the ground-breaking film Carol, starring Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett and Academy Award nominated actress Rooney Mara. The film was instantly hailed as an exquisite study of non-conformity amidst the suffocating sameness of 1950’s classist New York.

B. Akerlund

The curious B. Akerlund, fashion activist and style guru, gave us a surprise visit this year, 2020. Right away we striped down into Torso Creation’s newest high drama looks!

Lenny Kravitz

One of Torso’s most steadfast supporters, Lenny Kravitz dazzles in this rock star look, seen here performing at the Democratic National Convention wearing a colorful, one-of-a-kind Torso Creations tunic and bespoke gold Triad necklace.

Michelle Rodriguez

The fabulous Michele Rodriguez sought a splashy look for The Elton John + Vanity Fair Oscars Afterparty. We found her this stunning Thierry Mugler!

Magic in the Moonlight

We provided 1920’s period-correct wardrobe placement for Magic in The Moonlight. Set in the sumptuous 1920’s south of France, the film called for an accurate depiction of the high flapper look of the golden era.

Courtney Love

Courtney Love was in San Francisco to keynote an event, and of course she assembled this vintage ensemble at Torso.

Rosario Dawson

In 2013, Global Green SF threw a fundraiser that Rosario Dawson attended in this jaw dropping Thierry Mugler, selected from our private archives.

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Norell Elixer by Michael Avedon

Norman Norell was the first ever American designer to launch a perfume. In honor of Norell Elixer, celebrated photographer Michael Avedon created a stunning portrait series of women who embody timeless style. Our placement was a divine celadon silk Traina-Norell 1950’s party dress. The dress was pulled from our private archives and worn by the ever graceful Mary Helen of The New York City Ballet.

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Best Dressed

Stacy Bendet, Creative Director of the storied label Alice + Olivia, told Vanity Fair that Torso Vintages was her favorite inspiration stop in San Francisco. Thanks Stacy – we love you too!

Grace Jones

On stage Grace Jones wore a bone breastplate from my archives. Her stylist Lady Jane designed the white tape to match the Keith Haring inspired make-up. I was grinning (with tears running down my eyes) when Grace Jones walked on stage wearing my costume. It had taken so many years of hard work to get to that point. Grace is an amazing human being.

 

7×7 Magazine

Mark Jssn, super stylish H&M visual merchandiser mentions Torso Vintages in 7×7 Magazine as his go-to shop for global street style inspiration. Thanks Mark!

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Lost City of Z

Seinna Miller was simply stunning in our placements for The Lost City of Z. She was dressed to period perfection in this tale of far-flung travel amidst the dawn of the 20th century.

Gelila Puck

Our long time client and diva Gelila Puck adorns herself in this vintage golden brocade 1960’s Bill Blass gown straight from our archives as she hosts The Cash and Rocket Tour launch party.

Museum Worthy

The Philadelphia Museum of Art acquired this extremely important Roberto Cappuci from my private archives. It was difficult to part with such an exquisite piece of haute couture fashion history, but a pleasure to know it was enjoyed by many.

Diane Birch

I’ve been dressing Diane Birch since she was a young girl. When she signed her first record deal, she wanted me to style her album cover. So we collaborated once again. Actually, this photograph is a mistake – I was lifting her up, and someone took a quick snapshot. We took a lot of beautiful photos that day, but they ended up using this impromptu test shot.

Refinery 29

Lenny Kravitz locked down Torso Vintages for a private shopping session more than once. Here I am with Lenny and some of the band in our rarely seen private cellar archives of the last Sutter Street store. Only a select few could handle the sensory overload of the cellar archives!

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World Cultures Museum

The National Museum of World Cultures in Amsterdam acquired this important Hanae Mori pant ensemble for their gallery from our personal archives. The set was the showpiece of the exhibition owing to the incredibly unusual cut.

On the Rocks

We provided wardrobe placement for the cover shot of On the Rocks magazine with a 1960’s pill box hat featuring feather tassels. Trés chic.

Our Only Runway Show

The Gorgeous & Green Gala celebrated sustainability in fashion long before it was commonplace. For this special cause, we made an exception and did a runway show featuring our one-of-a kind recycled Torso Creations.

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Racked Magazine

Racked SF lists Torso Vintages as one of the best Vintage shopping spots in San Francisco.

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Michelle Violy Harper

Legendary Steven Meisel directs this kitsch video featuring Michelle Violy Harper wearing a very rare pink Adolfo hat, adopted from our extensive millinery collection.

Italian Vogue

Here Diane Birch is asked about her favorite global destinations for exciting fashion. To be mentioned in the same breath as Maxfield and Collette’s is everything for which we have always strived.

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California Apparel News

Neiman Marcus recruited us host The Love Boutique, a month-long exhibition trunk show in honor of the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love. We showcased a large but very focused collection of exuberant ’60s and ’70s clothing that embodied the independent West Coast spirit of the era. We believe the theme of peace and love remains as enduring as ever.

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Style Police

On the TV show Style Police, Dita Von Teese shows Joan Rivers a robe that she purchased from our archives.

MFA Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts-Boston added this quite rare Jean Paul Gaultier military style vest to their gallery, courtesy of the Torso Archival Collection.

Bare Magazine

BARE Magazine features Torso Vintages for one-of-a-kind fashion finds.

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Des Moines Art Center

The Des Moines Art Center acquired this iconic Halston wrap dress from the Torso Archival Collection.

 

Let The Bullets Fly

Torso Vintages proudly provided wardrobe placement for the Chinese film Let The Bullets Fly, which won Best Costume Design at both the Asian Film Awards, and the Hong Kong Film Awards!

Empire

The Hit TV show Empire features this ’80s Versace dress on Taraji P. Henson, purchased from the Torso Archival Collection.

Vogue China

We provided these ever so unusual Pucci tights to Chinese Vogue for this stunning editorial photo shoot.

Bob Cut Magazine

Bob Cut magazine features Torso Vintages as the “real deal” of vintage fashion in San Francisco.

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SFIST

SFist includes Torso Vintages in the top vintage retail collections in San Francisco.

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Night at The Jewseum

Torso Vintages provided important looks by iconic Jewish-American designers for live modeling at San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum. It’s always thrilling to see fine vintage with live models. And, the additional historical context was a vintage lover’s dream.