Knits in Venice

1970s, alice pollock, Donna Jordan, jap, karl lagerfeld, kenzo, pat cleveland, Venice, Vogue
Alice Pollock

Snia Viscosa jumped right in at the deep end in Venice, invited twenty eccentric different and talented designers to do their own thing with their threads. The result was a spectacular Magliamoda at the Palazzo Grassi on the Grand Canal, and this is what Alice Pollock, Kenzo of Jap and Karl Lagerfeld did with it. What a show!

Photographers uncredited.

Scanned from Vogue, December 1971.

Kenzo of Jap
Karl Lagerfeld

Enter Chloé

1980s, Chloe, harpers and queen, karl lagerfeld, Vintage Adverts
Exclusive Chloé Designs by Karl Lagerfeld – Chloé Boutique, 173 New Bond Street, London W.1.

“A woman does not put on my fragrance. She enters it.” Karl Lagerfeld.

Scanned from Harpers and Queen, October 1982.

Inspirational Editorials: The Impossible Dream Dress

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Hand-printed silk dresses by Zandra Rhodes. White net shoes from Midas. Lilac leather shoes by Karl Lagerfeld from Chloe.

Hand-printed silk dresses by Zandra Rhodes. White net shoes from Midas. Lilac leather shoes by Karl Lagerfeld from Chloe.

Photographed by Claus Wickrath. Make-up by Kirsty Climo.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, June 1980

THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM DRESS Karl Lagerfeld Photographed by Claus Wickrath. Harpers and Queen June 1980

Silk one shoulder top and frilled skirt, shoes and leather belt all by Karl Lagerfeld from Chloe.

Left: Raspberry cotton dress with satin belt by Sportmax. White patent leather shoes with bows by Manolo Blahnik. Centre and right: Silk camisoles by Fenn Wright & Manson. Cotton skirts by Jil Sander. Fuschia sandals by Midas.

Left: Raspberry cotton dress with satin belt by Sportmax. White patent leather shoes with bows by Manolo Blahnik. Centre and right: Silk camisoles by Fenn Wright & Manson. Cotton skirts by Jil Sander. Fuschia sandals by Midas.

Inspirational Editorials: Prêt à porter de Printemps

1970s, charles jourdan, Chloe, Inspirational Images, Jardin des Modes, karl lagerfeld, Vintage Editorials

Sortie à Paris: Silk chiffon blouse and crepe de chine skirt in the same print, silk jersey vest and wool jacket, all by Chloe.

Sortie à Paris: Silk chiffon blouse and crepe de chine skirt in the same print, silk jersey vest and wool jacket, all by Chloé.

Photographed by Jean Widmer. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Jardin des Modes, February 1971

Vernissage avant-garde: Silk jersey sweater with stripes and pop print, satin and wool jacket and knee length skirt, all by Chloe

Vernissage avant-garde: Silk jersey sweater with stripes and pop print, satin and wool jacket and knee length skirt, all by Chloé

Recevoir chez soi: Black skirt, tank top and print chiffon blouse by Chloé. Black suede shoes by Charles Jourdan.

Recevoir chez soi: Black skirt, tank top and print chiffon blouse by Chloé. Black suede shoes by Charles Jourdan.

A une vente de tableaux: Short zippered jacket with Mandarin collar, vivid coloured satin shirt and trousers by Rodier.

A une vente de tableaux: Short zippered jacket with Mandarin collar, vivid coloured satin shirt and trousers by Rodier.

Inspirational Images: Bright girl’s guide to open air dressing

1970s, Alan Rodin, annacat, biba, british boutique movement, Buckle Under, edward mann, elisabeth novick, Ian Batten, Inspirational Images, karl lagerfeld, Leslie Poole, Pierre Elegante, stirling cooper, Vintage Editorials, Vogue

Bird’s egg blue and white spotted shirt and striped trousers at Pierre Elegante. Hat by Edward Mann.

Photographed by Elisabeth Novick, from Vogue, April 1973.

If I could spend most of my springtime dressed like this, I would be happy. Sadly, I am currently living in thick black tights and long sleeves while the entire country shivers its way into May.

Curses!

Dungarees by Leslie Poole at Annacat. Hat from Liberty.

Left: Top by Alan Rodin, trousers by Ian Batten for Stirling Cooper. Umbrella from Biba — Right: Top by Karl Lagerfeld for Timwear, trousers same as left. Turban from Buckle Under.

Inspirational Illustrations: What You’ll Be Into

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Illustration by Michael Roberts. 19 Magazine, January 1973.

. . . in 1973. Life is beautiful, the girls are beautiful, the clothes are beautiful. In fact, life, 1973-style, is a cabaret and here we present the cabaret-girls, with a few tips – picked up at the Paris fashion shows – on how to dress the part without using up too much money 

LEFT TO RIGHT: Martine in a chemise dress inspired by Roland Chakkal at Mendes. Make one yourself from a ‘Twenties‘ slip. She amuses herself by.toying with her cigarette holder (held just for show), while listening to the jangling of her nine A bangles. Her drop-earrings glitter, her tight bead choker sparkles and one arm is snug in its elbow-length glove. 

Janine tangos giddily with her partner. but nevertheless looks chic in a little soup-plate hat, perched jauntily over a printed scarf inspired by Karl Lagerfeld at Chloe. Thrown into a state of ecstasy by the Jap Collection, she has naturally teamed a long striped jumper with a neat box-pleated skirt.

Her partner, in pinstriped suit (inspired by designer Dorothée Bis), white-wing collar and bow tie (available in father`s top drawer), wears drop-earrings as a concession to femininity. 

Neatly fandangoing into the spotlight – Katherine and Margaret. Katherine’s favourite designer is Karl Lagerfeld at Chloe. How right then for her to be attired in printed bra top and skirt. But paradox, paradox. She also fell in love with the stripey pixie hat seen at Dorothee Bis. Happily, she’s thrown caution to the wind and wears them together. 

Margaret looks soulful. That is the only way one can look in an eye-shading, pull-on hat, all the rage for lovers of designer Emmanuelle Khanh

Zizi, as always, simply had to be different. A monocle. Only she could get away with this, but the rest of her accessories should be simple to copy.