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Saks’ All-American Push

New York City real estate doesn’t get more prime than Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets. The East Side stretch belongs to Saks Fifth Avenue, which is using its flagship to make a major statement in support of American fashion beginning today. For two weeks, the department store is filling all of its windows with American brands showing during New York Fashion Week in September.
Timed to the lead up to NYFW, the window concept is meant as a pep rally of homegrown fashion during a moment when American designers could use a boost. “The whole state of American fashion is going through a change,” said Roopal Patel, Saks’ senior vice president and fashion director. “For the last few seasons, there’s been a lot discussion, a lot of conversation about the calendar, and New York Fashion Week, and what American fashion means today. We felt it was a really important moment to celebrate American fashion and creativity.”
Patel said Saks asked all of the American brands the store carries that are showing during New York Fashion Week to participate, and the return was high.
The center six Saks Fifth Avenue windows will feature designer windows by Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Michael

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From Marilyn Monroe to Madonna, Here’s a Brief History of the All-American Denim Jacket

If jeans are as American as apple pie, then denim jackets are the vanilla ice cream on top: cool, classic, and always appealing. And while Proenza Schouler, Valentino, and Rachel Comey may have all sent…


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5 Ways to Channel Lauren Bacall’s Unforgettable, All-American Style

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Lauren Bacall, the subject of a new exhibit at the Museum at FIT, arrived on the scene at about the same time that American sportswear was establishing its roots and emerging as a viable alternative to fancier, and more formal, French fashion. These destined-to-become-classic looks, more simple than showy, suited Bacall to a T—both on and off screen—and enhanced her famous beauty: Those brows! That cascading golden wave! That voice!

Certainly the crisp white shirt had one of its finest moments ever when Bacall wore it with a circle skirt in Key Largo. And who else but she could have given the beret an American accent, redefining it with a houndstooth suit in The Big Sleep? There was, alas, only one Lauren Bacall, but here are five ways to channel her unforgettable style.

 

With Humphrey Bogart in Key Largo

 



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Lancome L’Absolu Rouge, $ 30; net-a-porter.com; Lands’ End leather denim belt, $ 44; landsend.com; Acne Studios lash tech oversize cotton-poplin shirt dress, $ 380; net-a-porter.com; Madewell The Nora lace-up flat, $ 118; madewell.com; Michael Kors fluted denim skirt, $ 750; net-a-porter.com

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With Humphrey Bogart in The Big Sleep

 



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Altuzarra Balthazar cotton pencil skirt, $ 734; mytheresa.com; Toteme Avignon sleeve-less top, $ 250; toteme-nyc.com; Altuzarra Fenice cotton blazer, $ 1,749; mytheresa.com; Mark Cross plexi Grace small box, $ 2,895; modaoperandi.com; Superette wool beret, $ 69; superette.co.nz

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Designing Woman

 



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Brooks Brothers merino crewneck cardigan, $ 213; brooksbrothers.com; Valentino embellished textured-leather headband, $ 450; net-a-porter.com; Miu Miu checked wool-tweed pencil skirt, $ 1,145; net-a-porter.com; Manolo Blahnik suede Carolyne, $ 625; barneys.com; Oscar de la Renta delicate tulip golden brooch, $ 225; neimanmarcus.com

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Lauren Bacall, 1946

 



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Theory Testra cropped wool-blend trousers, $ 315; matchesfashion.com; Carven cotton shirt dress, $ 470; stylebop.com; Repetto Lio patent-leather Mary Jane ballet flats, $ 335; net-a-porter.com; Black Fleece cashmere and silk multistripe scarf, $ 495; brooksbrothers.com

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Blood Alley

 



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J.Crew Collection cashmere sparkle cardigan sweater, $ 228; jcrew.com; Isabel Marant Etoile umber flannel check boyfriend trousers, $ 159; matchesfashion.com; Fleet Ilya dog collar and lead, $ 384; fleetilya.com; J.W.Anderson white side-knot cropped shirt, $ 575; avenue32.com; Gucci suede horsebit loafer, $ 575; gucci.com

Photo: (Clockwise from top left) Courtesy of J Crew; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of Fleet Ilya; Courtesy of avenue32.com; Courtesy of Gucci

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These Subtle Details Will Turn Your Wedding Into An All-American Affair

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly

Summer is the perfect time to break out a little red, white, and blue — at a wedding or just a backyard barbecue! We’re feeling particularly patriotic this 4th of July and getting inspired by classic U.S. traditions and down-home Americana style. If you want an all-American vibe at your wedding but you don’t want it to feel like Betsy Ross was your wedding planner, read on for our tips.

1. Use red, white, and blue as accent colors. You don’t have to plaster the flag on every wall and table to show your pride — try incorporating red, white, and blue into your decor in more subtle ways. Use varying shades of blue (navy or cerulean) and red (crimson or Pantone’s 2012 color of the year, Tangerine Tango), and incorporate other patterns and textures into your wedding look (seersucker, burlap, polka dots, or vintage lace). This will give you a patriotic vibe, but your decor will still feel wedding-centric.

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2. Make a statement with an American flag. We didn’t say you couldn’t feature any flags at your wedding! Do you have a tattered vintage flag, or an oversized pennant? Make it the center of attention! We suggest hanging your flag as a ceremony backdrop or above your cake. We also love the look of incorporating the flag into your wedding portraits or photo booth.

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3. Serve up something sentimental. From sea to shining sea, America has so many great local bites, not to mention the foods that will remind every guest of their childhood holiday picnics. You could go classic (think: mom’s apple pie, s’mores), incorporate mini foods from different regions into your menu (Kansas City barbecue and Philly cheesesteak sliders), or stick with the best fare from your hometown. After years of eating fancy wedding food, guests appreciate the recent shift to delicious foods that they actually recognize.

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4. Let sparks fly. Traditionally, American holidays are celebrated with sparklers and fireworks; bring that idea to your wedding with a sweet sendoff. If you’re planning to have an indoor venue and don’t want to deal with fireworks, keep the sparkling sentiment by giving guests mini confetti poppers filled with red, white, and blue confetti.

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