And will vintage couture dealers be flooded by women searching for the vintage styles they see on the red carpet? I doubt it. I imagine the price of truly fine vintage will disuade most (although the prices are no higher than contemporary clothes in the upscale department stores), and others will be disappointed to find that there are likely no exact replicas of any given red carpet gown found in the vintage boutiques.
But, barring those obstacles, I certainly welcome a flood of new buyers. Mostly because I'm eager to share these rare and addictive vintage treasures, but also because I really want their money.***