Inspirational Images: Robe de Ballet

1970s, Capricorn, Inspirational Images, jean varon, john bates, Press Photos

jean varon press photo

“Foxtrot” is the name of this creation from Jean Varon and Capricorn, Autumn-Winter 1972, with balloon sleeves and full skirt in double-knit banlon. The flare and lightness of the ensemble are rather like that of a ballet dress. All the lovely Michele is missing are the pointe shoes…

12th September, 1972. AGIP photo. Scanned by Miss Peelpants.

Inspirational Images: Bernard Turin, Paris 1970

1970s, Bernard Turin, Inspirational Images, Press Photos

Photograph by Robert Cohen for AGIP

Another brilliant photograph from my strange, small archive of press photos. The description is in French, but I believe that artist Bernard Turin was so inspired by the winner of a beauty contest (Mademoiselle Prêt à Porter), Sin Wood, that he decided to create an ‘audacious and ingenious’ dress for her to wear. With a transparent circle showing her navel, a long fringed skirt and a transparent back.

She is shown modelling it on L’esplanade du Trocadero à Paris, 9th October 1970.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants.