Founder of WilliamVintage Clothing
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WilliamVintage was founded in 2009 by William Banks-Blaney, a lover of vintage clothing who felt there was a gap in the market for an edited, exacting source of the World’s best vintage clothing and vintage haute couture. The ascent of WilliamVintage has proved him right and William has become the voice within the industry. Dubbed ‘The Vintage King’ by Vogue and ‘the King of Vintage’ by Harpers Bazaar Banks-Blaney is also the The author of the book ’25 Dresses’ as well as being the Global Style Ambassador to American Express.
WilliamVintage is the destination for the finest 20th century vintage haute couture, with a global reputation for excellence, knowledge and extraordinary discoveries.
The market for Fine 20th century vintage haute couture is increasingly enormously, with 20th century vintage clothing setting stratospheric records around the world: the William Vintage brand approach is to offer clothing relevant to all aspects of life. Entirely modern in both outlook and approach, WilliamVintage eschews any notion of ‘playing dress-up’ and focuses upon elegant, impeccable dresses by the great couturiers.
Notable WilliamVintage clients include Emma Thompson, Lily Allen, Helena Bonham Carter, Tilda Swinton, Jessie J, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas, Fearne Cotton, Gillian Anderson and Nigella Lawson, who choose WilliamVintage for a great many of their clothes for both public and private life.
In September 2015, WilliamVintage announced it will be launching its first contemporary collection in collaboration with the iconic Liberty of London.
The first WilliamVintage book, 25 dresses; iconic moments in 20th century fashion was published in March 2015 in the UK and in October 2015 in the U.S. The book has received tremendous support from existing world-famous WilliamVintage clients with the foreword being written by leading Hollywood stylist and global TV star Rachel Zoë and the sleeve endorsements written by both Victoria Beckham and Gillian Anderson.