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Tim Blanks' Throwback Thursdays are History Lessons in Fashion

There's a few figures in the fashion industry who's sheer history of hitting every major catwalk for years—come fall or spring, in Paris, Milan, London or New York—makes them invaluable chroniclers of what's new, what's good and what's already been done before: Cathy Horyn, Suzy Menkes, Tim Blanks. Blanks had his 25th anniversary as a fashion journalist in 2013, and he's been looking back at his career by hosting a series for Style.com of some of his favorite archival video reports from his days as the face of early style TV show Fashion File. Called Throwback Thursday, they're definitely better than that baby picture you just put up on Instagram, because they're pretty much as close as a person can get to reliving some of the most iconic moments of pre-internet, hard to find fashion history: the supermodels singing George Michael at Versace, Alexander McQueen's controversial, unsettling Golden Shower collection and the rise of Hedi Slimane, now the designer at Saint Laurent Paris. Today's episode is a look at a beautiful Yohji Yamamoto show from 1999—enjoy, and head over to Style.com to see the rest.

Tim Blanks' Throwback Thursdays are History Lessons in Fashion