Inspirational Images: Window dressing

1970s, Gloves, hats, Inspirational Images, lace, Martin Riedl, maxis

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Photographed by Martin Riedl. Undated, c.1970s.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Successful Colour Photography, 1981.

Time and lace

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Lace has an unquantifiable eternal appeal. There is something magical about those fine threads, weaving and winding around and holding each other together in cobweb patterns and floral motifs. So I was captivated when I found this original late 1930s dress recently, in deepest cranberry and in remarkable condition.

It still has its original taffeta slip (also with a lace trim at the neckline which is just visible under the dress) and a matching jacket which has the most extraordinary stiffened peplum, giving an otherwise romantic dress a distinctly sculptural, avant garde edge. Newly listed over at Vintage-a-Peel.

Inspirational Images: Lace and curls

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By Robert Farber

Date, model and original publication unknown. Scanned from How To Photograph Women (1984)

Vintage Inspiration: Loretta Young

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Wearing what I’m assuming is Irene (from He Stayed For Breakfast, 1940) but what I know is one of the most exquisite dresses I’ve ever clapped eyes on….