Art of the Hang Tag: Fiorucci

1970s, Fiorucci, Hang tags, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, pin ups

Fiorucci were famed for their saucy, pin-up girl hang tags back in the Seventies. Sadly this one is not taken from a garment I own; I bought it at the same time as the illustrated Ossie Clark one I mentioned back in March. I do have a superb Fiorucci outfit for sale over at Vintage-a-Peel though, which doesn’t have an original hang tag but DOES have its original boutique bag. These little things make me happy…

Inspirational Illustrations: Painted Pin-ups by James Wedge

1970s, hand tinting, Inspirational Images, james wedge, miss selfridge, pin ups, swimwear

What is this mysterious alchemy that makes James Wedge’s version of the pin-up cliché somehow completely wonderful to my eyes? I think the hand-tinting is a nod to the fictitious nature of the pin-up, completely revelling in its own artifice and utilizing its superficiality to create something fresh – despite its inherently retrospective origins. Also, it doesn’t involve Photoshop. Modern photographers need to take serious note.

Advertisement for Miss Selfridge, photographed and tinted by James Wedge.

19 Magazine, May 1974. Scanned by Miss Peelpants.