Tag Archives: 1970s

Gloria Vanderbilt 1924 – 2019

New York ‘best-dressed’ heiress and ‘Jeans Queen’ socialite known for her troubled childhood, failed marriages, various affairs with numerous celebrities, exquisite taste, and mother of news journalist Anderson Cooper, died Monday (June 17). There are plenty of tributes about Ms. … Continue reading

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Fashion Humour

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Gina Fratini, 1931 – 2017

Georgina Caroline Eve Butler was born into an aristocratic, connected family on 22 September, 1931 in Kobe, Japan and spent most of her childhood in colonial India. She studied at the Royal College of Arts before marrying in 1954. After her … Continue reading

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Graphic Novel Fashions

Although I knew about various Superhero and Archie comic books when I was a kid in the 60s/70s, I didn’t read them, so there was a whole world of popular culture that existed outside my sphere of reality. Because I wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Paradise bores me and Mr. Selfridge annoys me…

Why doesn’t somebody do a series set in department store that would be REALLY fascinating… like Biba? There are plenty of posts in the blogosphere about Biba, so I won’t go into detail: It started in 1964 with a mail-order offer in … Continue reading

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Bad fashion shows….

This mid 1970s fashion show is about colours for German football team uniforms (if my tiny amount of German serves me correctly….)

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Fred Slatten (1922 – 2015)

There was a wave of innovative shoe designers who all opened their businesses in about 1970. In London it was Terry de Havilland, in Vancouver it was Peter Fox and John Fluevog, in Toronto it was Master John, and in Los … Continue reading

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Elio Fiorucci (1935 – 2015)

In 1979’s The Greatest Dancer, Sister Sledge sang “He wears the finest clothes, the best designers, heaven knows, from his head down to his toes – Halston, Gucci, Fiorucci…” Although I don’t believe Fiorucci ever made or sold men’s clothes, … Continue reading

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Dye Bleeds – Shazbot!

A few days ago I decided to clean-up the storage room as too many things were in need of being put away in their proper boxes. In the bottom of a plastic bag I rediscovered this 1978 T-shirt featuring Robin Williams as … Continue reading

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Fashion Hall of Obscurity – Mountain Artisans

As part of the renewed interest in traditional crafts and the back-to-the-land movement that grew out of the hippie culture of the late 1960s, Mountain Artisans was created in 1968. Organized as a cooperative quilting business in Charleston, West Virginia, … Continue reading

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