All Night Long

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It’s the girl who still looks slinky by the time it’s light again who gets taken home by the Prince. We’ve found eight party frocks which look amazingly ritzy into the dawn when other night-birds have wilted.

A rescan from 2010, partly because it deserved it anyway but also in tribute to the legendary and much-missed Terry de Havilland, whose tiered snakeskin wedges make an early appearance here (credited to Rowley and Oram, who stocked his shoes).

Photographed by Francois Lamy and Malcolm Scoular.

Scanned from Honey Magazine, December 1970.

Dress by Medusa. Choker by Esme Young. Two tone green snakeskin shoes from Rowley & Oram (Terry de Havilland)
Lurex laced up dress by Gillian Richard. Snakeskin party shoes from Rowley & Oram (Terry de Havilland)
Cocoa brown panne velvet dress by Syndica. Brown patent bar shoes by Bata.
Crepe dress by Bus Stop. Shoes by Bata. Black beaded belt found in Grandma’s old attic. Dressing gown cord tied as a choker by Biba. Artificial violets from Biba. Black bag by Martha Hill.
Slippery satin jet black dress with black and tan spotted voile jacket by Martha Hill. Two-coloured snakeskin shoes from Rowley & Oram (Terry de Havilland).

Two Lovely Black Thighs

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Camisole and french knickers by Trisha Kerr Cross. Suspender belt by Charmerein. Shoes by Charles Jourdan. Pillbox hat by Charles Batten.

The black arts of what to wear next to your skin. Silk and satin, nylon and lace. Wickedly witty but not as black as they’re painted.

Hair by Jean Louis David. Make-up by Jacques Clement for Elizabeth Arden.

Photographed by Francois Lamy.

Scanned from Harpers and Queen, January 1979.

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Black body stocking wired under the bra by Gossard. White silk stockings by Funn.

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Nightdress by Charlotte Hilton for Finewear. Miniscule Italian knickers by Magic.

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Strapless corselette in black satin by Charmerein. Knickers by Rousard. Shoes by Charles Jourdan.

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Camiknickers by Tuttabankem.

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Nightdress in black lace by Janet Reger. Shoes by Charles Jourdan.

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French knickers in black voile, matching camisole and matching jacket not shown all by Jada from Harrods.

Inspirational Images: Sketches of Spain

1970s, francois lamy, harpers and queen, Inspirational Images, Mary Graeme, Patti Searle, Sun and Sand

Swirly skirt in lilac suede from Patti Searle. Cotton t-shirt in pale pink by Sun and Sand. Tan leather boots by Mary Graeme.

Swirly skirt in lilac suede from Patti Searle. Cotton t-shirt in pale pink by Sun and Sand. Tan leather boots by Mary Graeme. Photographed at the Renaissance monastery La Cartuja, outside Jerez, which still houses monks of the Carthusian order.

One of my favourite looks; one I return to again, and again, in the winter time.

Photographed by Francois Lamy.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, December 1975.

Inspirational Editorials: Flash by Night

1970s, Anne Buck, Basile, british boutique movement, francois lamy, harpers and queen, Inspirational Images, Linette Greco, Lucienne Phillips, Pancaldi, Ragence Lam, Spaghetti, Victor Edelstein, Vintage Editorials

Dress by Victor Edelstein

Dress by Victor Edelstein

Photographed by Francois Lamy.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, December 1978

Outfit by Spaghetti, 32 Beauchamp Place

Outfit by Spaghetti, 32 Beauchamp Place

Tunic, belt and trousers by Basile from Browns Shoes by Pancaldi. Leather laurel wreath by Ragence Lam from Browns

Tunic, belt and trousers by Basile from Browns Shoes by Pancaldi. Leather laurel wreath by Ragence Lam from Browns

Dress, jacket and trousers by Basile

Dress, jacket and trousers by Basile

Hooded top and skirt by Anne Buck from Lucienne Phillips. Gold sash by Linette Greco

Hooded top and skirt by Anne Buck from Lucienne Phillips. Gold sash by Linette Greco

Inspirational Editorials: Colour Slicks and clouds of chiffon

1970s, francois lamy, harpers and queen, Inspirational Images, jap, ossie clark, quorum, Rose Bradford, Vintage Editorials, zandra rhodes

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Silk dress by Jap

Photographed by Francois Lamy. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers and Queen, May 1976

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Chiffon dress by Ossie Clark

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Jersey dress by Rose Bradford for Quorum

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Silk chiffon dress by Zandra Rhodes

Inspirational Images: Harpers and Queen, May 1976

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Knockout, bareback dresses, draped and slung. 

Above, dress by Yuki. Below, dress by Benny Ong.

Photos by Francois Lamy. Harpers and Queen, May 1976.

Body-hugging dresses on tiny straps. 

Above, dress by Gianni Versace for Genny. Below, dress by Yves Saint Laurent.