Inspirational Editorials: The Fairest of Them All

1970s, annacat, biba, caroline baker, chelsea cobbler, Gina Fratini, Inspirational Images, jean muir, jean-loup sieff, nova magazine, Vintage Editorials
Jean Muir

Dress by Jean Muir

Impossibly beautiful editorial, even if it is touching on the rather unpleasant subject of narcissism. There are a few images from this which have been reproduced many times, but these others less so – so I thought I would give them a well-deserved airing here.

Photographed by Jeanloup Sieff. Styled by Caroline Baker. Make-up and nails by Biba.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Nova, March 1972

Gina Fratini

Sun top (matching trousers not shown) and headress by Gina Fratini

Annacat. Shoes by Chelsea Cobbler.

Blouse by Annacat. Shoes by Chelsea Cobbler.

Zandra Rhodes

Tunic and knee-length skirt by Zandra Rhodes

Gina Fratini

Tunic and shorts by Gina Fratini

Jean Muir

Chiffon dress with matching short bloomer-knickers by Jean Muir

Inspirational Images: Days of the boater, the blazer and the beautiful young man

1960s, fortnum and mason, Graham Smith, Harpers Bazaar, Inspirational Images, jean-loup sieff, ken scott, Russell & Bromley
1929: Days of the boater, the blazer and the beautiful young man. White was the rage. That year Harper's Bazaar said, 'White, of course, we always have with us.' We still have. In Deauville and on the Cap d'Antibes, beach pajamas were the thing. Now trousers go everywhere. Ken Scott's white crêpe trouser suit, single breasted over wide pants with turn-ups; to order at Fortnum & Mason. Graham Smith's white buckled turban; £21 18s at Fortnum & Mason. White sandals; 8½ gns, Russell & Bromley.

1929: Days of the boater, the blazer and the beautiful young man. White was the rage. That year Harper’s Bazaar said, ‘White, of course, we always have with us.’ We still have. In Deauville and on the Cap d’Antibes, beach pajamas were the thing. Now trousers go everywhere. Ken Scott’s white crêpe trouser suit, single breasted over wide pants with turn-ups; to order at Fortnum & Mason. Graham Smith’s white buckled turban; £21 18s at Fortnum & Mason. White sandals; 8½ gns, Russell & Bromley.

Photographed by Jeanloup Sieff. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers Bazaar, October 1969

Inspirational Images: Year of the slippery little dress

1960s, Harpers Bazaar, janice wainwright, jean-loup sieff
Photographed by Jeanloup Sieff

Seen at Jean-Yves Elrhodes’ hair salon in Paris. Tricel jersey dress; Janice Wainwright at Simon Massey, 7 gns at Just Looking.

We can but hope that this salon is pickled in vinegar exactly as shown in this incredible image.

Photographed by Jeanloup Sieff. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Harpers Bazaar, October 1969

Jean Shrimpton – At Home With Fashion

1970s, bus stop, cherry twiss, coopers, janice wainwright, jean shrimpton, jean-loup sieff, ossie clark, sonia rykiel, telegraph magazine

“It is so beautifully cut”. Sabbath Suit by Ossie Clark.

As with so many of my favourite people, I far prefer ‘Seventies Shrimpton’ to her earlier, more famous Bailey-era. This photoshoot is from The Telegraph Magazine, April 1973, and shows Jean returning to the family farm – decked out in all the best designers of the time.

Jean Shrimpton has gained fame, fortune and glamour through her spectacular modelling career, but she seldom spends much money on clothes – although she will, on occasions, treat herself to an extravagance from Ossie Clark, one of her favourite designers. So we asked her to make her own practical choice from the clothes that are in the shops now. We photographed her at her parents’ home – Rose Hill Farm, Burnham in Buckinghamshire.

“Basically I always choose dark clothes because they are practical and don’t show the dirt. I like fairly simple, well-cut, Forties type clothes with big shoulders. I wear a lot of trousers and long skirts and prefer jackets to coats. If I do wear colour it is usually in tights or shoes”

Images scanned by Miss Peelpants

“I like long skirts and I liked the shape of this sweater with the cuffed sleeves and the lower neckline”. Sweater by Rykiel.

“Super, very Forties, lovely grey colour, loose and easy to move in. Very much the sort of thing I wear”. Suit by Coopers.

“A nice simple dress that could be worn anytime”. Dress by Janice Wainwright

“I like small flower prints and this is a very pretty one”. Dress by Bus Stop.

“Very comfortable, I can wear it anywhere”. Jacket and trousers by Coopers.

All images scanned by Miss Peelpants

The Latin Look in English Clothes

1960s, biba, cherry twiss, jean varon, jean-loup sieff, john bates, marrian mcdonnell, ossie clark, quorum, telegraph magazine

Coat by Biba

Scanned from The Telegraph Magazine, October 1969.
Photographed by Jean-Loup Sieff. Edited by Cherry Twiss.

Top and skirt by Ossie Clark for Quorum

Top and skirt by Biba

Dress by Jean Varon

Dress by Jane Walker at the Royal College of Art

Skirt and waistcoat by Marrian McDonnell