A L’Amour was born in 1990. Let’s look back of what was happening in the world at that time.
1990–Vera Wang started her bridal house. In 1990, Vera Wang established her bridalwear company in New York. Since then, her gowns have graced brides ranging from Jennifer López to Sharon Stone, and most recently Chelsea Clinton. While Wang’s dresses have become synonymous with elegance, they have also added an edge to traditional styles.
Celebrity Weddings 1990…Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were married in 1990 as were Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger
Hits–Vogue Madonna, Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
Best Picture 1990 Academy Awards Driving Miss Daisy
Nelson Mandela is released from prison.
The first McDonalds in Moscow opens.
“The Simpsons” first appeared on Fox TV
Seinfeld debuts on NBC.
The US enters a bad recession which will have repercussions over the next few years throughout the world.
In technology Tim Berners-Lee publishes the first web page on the WWW and it shows that there is a hole in the Ozone Layer above the North Pole
The first in car GPS Satellite Navigation System goes on sale from Pioneer.
Smoking on domestic airplane flights is banned
Iraq invades Kuwait
The Hubble space telescope is launched into orbit
Clean Air Act passed
Signing of the ADA
Economics….US GDP (1998 dollars): $5,743.80 billion
Federal spending: $1252.52 billion
Federal debt: $3206.6 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars): $29,943
Consumer Price Index: 130.7
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.25
Grammys awarded in 1990
Record of the Year: “Wind Beneath My Wings,” Bette Midler
Album of the Year: Nick of Time, Bonnie Raitt (Capitol)
Song of the Year: “Wind Beneath My Wings,” Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar, songwriters
Top TV Shows…thirtysomething, China Beach, Columbo, LA Law, Murphy Brown, Cheers.
Countdown to Coming of Age…21 Days Until 21
January 25, 2011
In 21 days A L’Amour will BE 21. It is hard to believe that 21 years have gone by. So many things have changed, and so many things have remained the same.
Over the next 21 days we will be reminiscing about the many things that have happened over the years…and all of the wonderful people we have meet. Hopefully we will hear from many of you and share memories.
We will think back on all the trends in fashion, not only in bridal, but in all of fashion. We will look back at weddings that have captured our imagination.
We will look at the economic ups and downs that have affected the business and the struggles and opportunities that were presented. We will attempt to thank those of you who have made A L’Amour what it is today…customers, vendors, designers, staff, family, and local/supporting businesses. We will talk about the old and the new friends of A L’Amour, staff who have moved on, and customers who have brightened our days.
We will be asking all of you to help us “Capture the Moments”. We would love to have you share pictures. Whether you celebrated an occasion in an A L’Amour dress in 1990 or last weekend, we would love for you to share your photos.
We invite you to join us in the celebration of 21 years on Valentines Day online, at our Barrington store, or at the Grand Opening of our A L’Amour Party location in Northbook!
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