Intriguingly styled editorial from 1978, with the latter two images rather suggestive of the Westwood ‘Pirate’ collection that came a mere three years later. Also featuring some shoes by Manolo Blahnik under his ‘Zapata’ brand. I’m also surprised to see them still using the name ‘Jungle Jap’, which had been changed to Kenzo around 1976 I believe, but perhaps Jungle Jap was still the preferred name in the UK.
You may, or may not, remember my earlier posts about Peter Burden’s Midnight Blue shop of 186 Fulham Road. Here is a superb shoot by Clive Arrowsmith of a young Greta Scacchi wearing Midnight Blue clothes from 1978. Looking at Peter’s email again, I can’t help but wonder if the ‘Carol Lee’ he mentions might be the same Carole Lee who designed this exquisite silk top (still available to buy) at Vintage-a-Peel?
Photographed by Clive Arrowsmith.
Assisted by Bo.
Model Greta at Models One.
Styled by Catkin & David.
Hair by Leonard.
Shoes by Saxone. All jewellery available from Graff.
All clothes available from Midnight Blue.
Cameraman, Camera and Microphone by courtesy of Thames Television.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Ritz, Issue 18 1978
Can’t say I know much about Secret Ingredient, beyond the pieces I’ve seen in Ritz, but I was delighted to see that Diana Crawshaw (who was also one of the key designers for Mr Freedom) designed the clothes featured in this advert.
Photo by Mike Goodall. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Ritz, Issue 31 1979
Ossie Clark and Marie Helvin. Advert scanned from Ritz magazine, No.14 1978.
Incredible, rare late Seventies Ossie advert. It is of the greatest frustration to me that Judith Watt’s otherwise fantastic book cuts off sharply at 1975. I know his final years were difficult, frustrating and ultimately tragic, but he didn’t simply stop designing in 1975 – and I’m sure many of us would like to read, see and understand more about the later years.