Sunday, February 13, 2011

Distinction, 1970

The magazine is called Distinction, and the model on the cover certainly looks distinguished in her coat and skirt outfit by Nina Ricci.

Inside the magazine is full of straightforward fashion reportage but not much glamour: it contains lots of almost documentary-style black and white pictures with descriptive captions.   This makes Distinction a fascinating resource for the fashion historian, but alas! it was in its final years in 1970.  The magazine which carefully spelled out what was "in" and what was "out" became pointless in the chaotic "do you own thing" fashion world of the 1970s and eventually folded.

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