Tag Archives: 1967

Canadian Fashion Connection – Centennial Costumes

Perhaps the first preparation to commemorate the  American Civil War (1860 – 1865) centennial began with the publishing of McCall’s pattern #1759 in 1952 – identified as a “Centennial Costume”. More patterns followed throughout the 1950s and early 1960s from … Continue reading

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Swinging Britain, 1967

Carnaby Street, Mary Quant, Biba, paper dresses, hippies…

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As Seen In – Op Art knit dress

            Although I found this dress in the U.S., the advertisement for its nearly identical twin (the  patterned mid-section is narrower) is from the 1967 Fall/Winter catalogue of Eaton’s Canada. I suspect the American dress … Continue reading

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As Seen In – 1967 Paper Dress by Ruth Dukas

Paper evening gown made by Toronto fashion designer Ruth Dukas in 1967 for a gala event in support of the National Ballet of Canada. Right: The dress now resides in the Royal Ontario Museum’s collection. Left: A black and white … Continue reading

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Fadshions – 1967 Psychedelic Tarzan bathing suit

I was browsing Etsy a few weeks back and came across this great psychedelic flower-power print panel that looks like a miniskirt, but it’s actually a man’s bikini bathing suit with front and back panels to make it look like a … Continue reading

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Basic Black – 1967

If you have never seen this video and you are are into fashion, it’s required viewing… It was created in early 1967 by William Claxton, Peggy Moffit, and Rudi Gernreich. Claxton later wrote: “In 1967 Peggy and I had just returned from … Continue reading

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