Category Archives: Hanky Panky Heritage

Design Revolution

The Hanky Panky thong revolutionized the thong market. They did an amazing thing by creating a thong that looks really pretty and is amazingly comfortable.—Hope Greenberg, former Fashion Director of Lucky Magazine What I loved most about working at the … Continue reading

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As American as Hanky Panky

We shall try to round off our picture of the entrepreneur . . . by analysing the characteristic motive of his conduct. . . .There is the joy of creating, of getting things done, or of simply exercising one’s energy … Continue reading

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Charles James: Chelsea Couture

When I first moved to New York City as a student in 1966, I serendipitously landed a room in the Chelsea Hotel. At the time, there were many luminaries from the arts who resided there and it was possible to … Continue reading

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Man Overboard! Fashion and the Breton Stripe

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel knew a good thing when she saw it. In late 1923, Chanel dined with the 2nd Duke of Westminster on the Duke’s yacht, the Flying Cloud, then moored off the coast of Monte Carlo. The Duke’s title, strapping … Continue reading

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A Ballet of Laces

Our new Swan Lace collection combines two distinct laces to dazzling effect.  But when it comes to ballet and lace, we admit to being upstaged by Marius Petipa (1818-1910), the premier choreographer for the Imperial Russian Ballet during the later half of the 19th … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Place is in The Mall

In honor of Women’s History Month, Hanky Panky sponsored an event this week at the American Folk Art Museum to promote efforts to create a National Women’s History Museum  at the National Mall in Washington D.C. Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) … Continue reading

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Paper, Please!

Scrolling through Pinterest last weekend, I came across this groovy 1960s photo of Argentine actress Marcela Lopez Rey rocking a Rhett Butler dress. Clark Gable was the sexiest man to ever live and being a classic movie buff, I had … Continue reading

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Rock On!

Thanks to the Met’s Punk:Chaos to Couture show and a renewed interest in the grunge styles of the 1990s, the Fall 2013 runways were filled with rock and roll, punk and grunge-inspired looks. And as someone who came of age in … Continue reading

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Lingerie with Jazz Age Rhythm

We’re caught up in the glamorous fashion of the roaring twenties, thanks to a certain cinematic adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby! With an established love of 1920s lingerie and lace, the design team has been inspired to create … Continue reading

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Lingerie Influencers

Throughout history, there have been influencers who transformed the world and changed the way that people live their lives, from the most famous, to the ones who stayed away from the spotlight. In the lingerie world, there have been key … Continue reading

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