10 Aug '18, 4am

if you want to read about the origin of the jacket mulan is wearing:

That embroidered satin jacket that you want so badly this spring, the one that tantalized on the Chloé runway and showed up everywhere from Louis Vuitton to Saint Laurent , the one you have been craving at Gucci but settling for from Zara, has a surprisingly fraught history. Unlike most trends that seem to arise from fashion’s primordial muck and do not have one specific point of origin, these jackets can purportedly be traced to a single person—an imaginative American serviceman stationed in occupied Yokosuka, Japan, immediately after World War II. This soldier had the bright idea to take his regulation bomber jacket to the local tailor and have it embroidered, thereby turning a symbol of war into a placid souvenir. (As the story goes, he brought it to Tailor Toyo, still in business in Japan.) Photographed by Phil Oh Facebook Pinterest When his fellow servicemen got a loo...

Full article: https://www.vogue.com/article/gucci-gucci-satin-embroider...

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