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RackedWire: San Fran's Torso Vintages Comes to LA; Recycle LACMA Meets Resistance

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Pucci and Chloe from the 1960s. Images via <a href="">Torso Vintages</a>
Pucci and Chloe from the 1960s. Images via Torso Vintages

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MID-CITY: San Fransisco couture den Torso Vintages is making its annual pilgrimage to LA this weekend, and the best of its 2009 collection is coming along for the ride. On both Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, stop by the Vie Bungalow (5619 W. 4th Street) for clothing and accessories from Pucci, Emmanuel Ungaro, James Galanos, Chanel, Madame Gres and just about every other boldface designer you can think of—prices range from $100-$2,500. they'll be open Saturday from 12pm-8pm and Sunday from 12pm-6pm. [RackedWire]

WSJ: A few months ago, we reported on the Recycle LACMA project—an attempt to take discarded pieces from the museum's Costume and Textile collection and rework them into practical objects (think dog beds, sails for model ships). As you can imagine, the project hasn't been without its detractors, one of the most outspoken being editor M.J. Prest. She recently gave her thoughts on the matter to the Wall Street Journal, claiming "I see it as ruining something that had its own integrity...You sort of believe when somebody gives something to a museum, they’re doing it so it would be preserved.” Both good arguments—what do you think? [RackedWire]