Saturday, December 29, 2012

Flair, 1969

Flair's special issue for Summer 1969 reports on the latest Paris designs - like this hippy-inspired outfit in "yellow brocade embroidered with gold".  However...

...the women who originally read this magazine were probably more likely to wear clothes like this - or garments featured in any other advertisement in its pages.  The late 1960s was one of those eras when the gap between the fashions on the catwalks and the fashions in the streets and shops became a chasm.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Spiegel catalog, Spring and Summer 1951

I've just remembered I own this blog and got up the energy to post something to it.  Here we have summer dresses from Spiegel in (from top) silk, rayon and silk organdie.  I wish I had the rayon one on the bottom left!