I’ve been working on that Hollywood magazine I’ve mentioned before, and recently interviewed the actress Hannah John-Kamen. She’s had roles in a number of franchise fantasy worlds (Star Wars, Tomb Raider, Game Of Thrones, the Marvel Universe), so I asked her where she’d like to go if she had a time machine. Backwards or forwards? She said she wanted to go to the ’80s, the period she just missed out on. Funny how that seems to be a common theme among people. It certainly explains my interest in the Ivy heyday (among many other historical periods).
Then sure enough today on Twitter there was a trending hashtag about life in the ’80s. My contribution was that guys smoked pipes at prep school — at least according to Hollywood comedies. So on the off-chance any new readers are unaware of the classic ’80s prepsploitation flick “Making The Grade,” here it is below in its entirety.
Stay tuned as our next run of posts will include some interesting brand news, longer historic pieces, and J. Press will talk us through the new fall catalog, which is creating quite a bit of excitement. And please consider supporting Ivy Style on Patreon so I can get these posts up at greater frequency. — CC