Dress by Medusa. Hat from Herbert Johnson.
This is the moment for evening clothes that feel as delicious as they look… they’re soft voile or fine jersey or crushed muslin, they’re cut out over suntanned backs and arms, they’re crisp cotton printed with cottage curtain flowers, they’re as easy to wear as nightdresses: and some of them are.
Photographed at Lake Windermere and the Beech Hill Hotel, Cartmel Fell.
Photographed by David Bailey.
Scanned from Vogue, July 1972.
Dress to order at Browns. Hat from Simone Mirman. Choker from Arabesque.
Dress by Pablo and Delia at Browns. Hat by Herbert Johnson. Sandals by Richard Smith at The Chelsea Cobbler.
Clothes by Emmanuelle Khanh. Hat by Saint Laurent Rive Gauche.
Dress by Bellville Sassoon.
Hair by Ara Gallant, featuring an innovative ‘long-short’ haircut, styled here in a centre-parted frame of soft waves and tendrils.
Model is Susan Forrestal. Make-up by Ultima 11.
Over-sized shirt by Halston. Earrings by Bulgari-Danaos.
Photographed by Avedon.
Scanned from Beauty in Vogue, 1973.
The most beautiful, painterly composition and harmony between model, background, accessories and make-up. Sadly there’s no credit given for the beautiful choker or chiffon cape.
Edited to add model is Chandrika Angadi.
Hair by Oliver at Leonard.
Photographed by Barry Lategan.
Scanned from Beauty in Vogue, 1970/71.
Orange and yellow printed Liberty silk harem suit with loose divided skirt cuffed in orange silk at ankles by Yuki. Jade disc and 24ct gold necklace and bracelet by N. Bloom.
Hair by Alex at Ginger Group.
Make-up by Barbara Daly.
Photographed by Francois Lamy.
Scanned from Harpers and Queen, May 1975.
Long skirt and shawl in orange, purple and mauve printed jersey. Mauve vest and mauve and beige belt. All by Missoni from Browns.
Lilac, pink and mauve crepe de Chine evening dress in tiny flower sprig print with purple edged poncho by Christian Dior-London. Coral, gold and green mother of pearl bead necklace from Jones. Diamond and gold bangle from Garrard.
Lilac crepe de Chine evening robe, printed with orchids in darker lilac and pale print by Chloé at Browns. Opaque glass and amethyst necklaces from N. Bloom. Pale lilac kid shoes with wedge heels by Charles Jourdan.
Orange and pink hand-printed chiffon dress with ruff collar, made to measure by Franka. Long coral beads by N. Bloom. Coral kid strappy sandals by Charles Jourdan.
I’d like to climb straight into 1977 please.
Scanned from 19 Magazine, June 1977.
Sweetheart ribbed acrylic vest, Louis Caring.
Sexy, skimpy little vests, daring enough to show more than a hint of what you’ve got and clingy enough to let your shape show through.
Photographed by Franz Gruber.
Scanned from Honey, May 1972.
Halter-neck pure wool sweater from Wardle Williams.
Top to bottom: Shell patterned slash necked acrylic sweater by John Craig. Skintight cotton jersey vest by La Verne Preston at Maudie Moon. Sexy scarlet actylic halter-neck with buttoned back by Bus Stop. Skimpy all-in-one jersey halter-neck vest by La Verne Preston at Maudie Moon.
Top to bottom: Daring scarlet and white striped acrylic backless vest from Bus Stop. Short, clingy ribbed woollen vest with applique pocket by Beckol. Brightly striped mercerised cotton tank top by Peter London. Plunging crossover cotton jersey halter-neck mini vest by Mr Freedom.
Man’s smoke-grey kimono knitted in oriental patterns, rivers and islands fading up sleeves and hem, black to charcoal, ginger to peach. Stripe sash. 30 gns. Child’s plum red tunic in diamond design, purple and pale blue all over, violet and khaki, rose pink and blue on the edge. 5 gns. Woman’s long black kimono with a sky of blue and ginger stars, giant satellites of black, dark brown, plum red and violet circling. Black and grey stripe sash. 30 gns. All by Kaffe Fassett at Beatrice Bellini, 11 West Halkin St.
Fashion constantly starts afresh and now it has travelled far back into the imagination, retuned to the basics of craft and design. Grass roots is the mood for this summer and the look is handwoven, hand painted, handknitted, handstitched. Here is how appliqué was recreated and a shepherd’s smock came in from the fields. How lace came to be painted with butterflies and sewn onto tartan, how knitting grew into something remarkably new.
Illustrations by Antonio
Scanned from Vogue, July 1970.
Peach and green tartan tweed. all set about and frilled with cotton lace tie dyed in the same summer pastels. A long and willowy suit with a long and willowy knife-pleated skirt. By Bill Gibb at Baccarat.
Long peach and golden tie dyed smock of lace, one beautiful big butterfly handpainted on the yoke. And a dress of natural linen billowing yard upon yard. threads drawn out by hand, panels of lace sewn in. All by Bill Gibb at Baccarat. Cotton lace tied and dyed by Valerie Irving. Apron and cap crocheted in string by Kaffe Fassett.
Natural linen shepherd’s smock and trousers. No boyangs but all traditional stuff with thick embroidery, smocking stitch, lazy daisies and paisleys almost everywhere. By Lady Fingers, 50 gns, to order, Countdown
Long grassy gingham dress and a long white cotton apron, pretty as a picture, sewn with birds and hedgerows, greens, pinks, deep dark blues. About 12 gns, 7 gns, to order, Frances Vaughan, 3 Munroe Terrace, S.W.10.
Properly faded blue jeans at Emmerton and Lambert. Bright red braces at Mr Freedom. T-shirt by Kansai Yamamoto at Boston-151. Cowboy boots at The Westerner.
Jeanz Meanz summertime, anytime, new blues, faded blues, long legs, a look that’s sexy, tough, goes with workshirt or Saint Laurent blazer, a bright old idea that began with the Gold Rush and just keeps on looking great…
Photographed by Caroline Arber.
Scanned from Vogue, July 1971.
Blue jeans and cotton battle shirt by Jigsaw. Blue cotton singlet, Boston-151. Brown suede boots by Mary Quant.
Mid blue cotton jeans by South Sea Bubble. Stripe vest, Margit Brandt for Scorpio. / Thick brushed denim jeans from Wild Mustang at Take Six. Tartan shirt by Electric Fittings.
Denim blue jeans by Landlubber. Plaid shirt by Electric Fittings. Leather boots from Mr Freedom.
Flower and net trimmed blocked felt perchers. Both may be hired and viewed at the Diane Logan Hat Museum Department, 40 Chiltern Street, W1. Lace umbrella to hire from Essences.
Add a touch of delicate, soft lace trimming to your clothes and accessories this summer for a really feminine, fragile look.
Hair by Colin at Ricci Burns.
Photographed by Roger Charity.
Scanned from Honey, May 1974.
Floor-length satin cross-over robe with fine lace trim and button-through neck, £12.50 from a selection of originals at Essences, 410 King’s Road, SW3.
Pin-striped cotton pouch hag with antique lace trim and pearl clasp, £5 from Rosie Nice, 12 Clifton Road, W9. Coffee nylon lace gloves with button trim, F G Shave approx 90p, from D H Evans.
Patchwork embroidery and lace, satin-lined cotton bag, £5 from Rosie Nice, 12 Clifton Road, W9.
Coffee and cream lace-trimmed loose blouse with tie-waist and ruched shoulders, matching square-neck top with shoestring straps, John Craig £8.50, from Just Looking, King’s Road, SW3 an branches ; Stop the Shop. King’s Road, SW3. Mother-of-pearl necklace, Butler & Wilson £5.50
Cotton gingham camisole top with broderie anglaise trim and long matching button-through flounced skirt, Jaki Ross at Jon Elliot £18.90, from Merle, 42 Thurloe Street, SW7 ; Jane Norman, 153 Oxford Street, WI , Super Star, Leeds; Quids In, Canterbury. China necklace, Rosie Nice 80p; carved rose bangle £1.25, Baggage & General at Peter Robinson.
Black string lace gloves with fine multi-coloured stripes £3.50, from a selection at Essences, 410 King’s Road, SW3. Black lace wide-brimmed hat with red rose, Diane Logan, £5, from Diane Logan, 40 Chiltern Street, W1.
Leslie Caron looking fantastic in a dress of aquamarine chiffon by Pablo & Delia, to order at Browns. For her hair, here by John at Leonard, she eats thirty yeast tablets a day; as skinfood, she uses the contents of Vitamin E capsules. She wears Robert Piguet Fracas, mostly Estee Lauder and Lancome make-up. And she’s just finished filming Leon Uris’s “QB VII”.
Photographed by Barry Lategan.
Scanned from Vogue, June 1973.