The Beautiful People

david bailey, grace coddington, marit allen, michael chow, penelope tree, Vogue

Occasionally I go and gorge myself stupid over at the magnificent Youthquakers site. They make no pretence of scanning perfection, which means they can bombard you with a tonne of amazing Vogue scans at any one time. I feel exhausted just looking at it. It also means that a complete Brit-fashion geek like me (with more magazines than I can cope with) can take a look at copies of US Vogue, which I can rarely justify getting hold of myself.

I spotted this brilliant piece in a February 1970 US Vogue. Mrs Chow was, of course, Grace Coddington and Mrs ‘Liberson’ was, in fact, Marit Allen. Fashion journalism legend and boutique collector extraordinaire. She was the wife of Sandy Lieberson (tsk! tsk!, US Vogue fact checkers…), who was a film producer and to whom I am extremely grateful for bringing That’ll Be The Day, Stardust and Rita, Sue and Bob Too! into my life.

Also, Penelope Tree. Yay!

7 thoughts on “The Beautiful People

  1. Love the fete-ing of a fete-ing here! Oh for the unabashed non-ironic 'but we are beyootiful' fashions of the 60s and 70s, I think that's what I love most about clothes, personally!

  2. I also love vintage magazines and anything like this is fantastic! I love seeing what people wore and what was written about them. I've got about 150 Woman's Own and Woman magazines from the 40s up to the 60s and they are fantastic. I wonder if we'll look back on the ones from now in with quite the same nostalgia? Emma

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