Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen

Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen

Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen

The World Of Chivalry, Courtesy And Romance

In this version of the painting in the Louvre of Gabrielle d’entrees and the Duchesse de Villars, Chadwick Hall expresses a feeling for Gothic elegance we have inherited from sixtheenth-century France.

Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen .Scanned from Queen Dec 1969 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion researched and displayed in all it's glory!
LEFT: In her hair, rose-cut citrine antique brooch in a surround of pearls and enamel, £120; antique Spanish baroque pearl ear-rings, £97 10s; black and white enamel and baroque pearl choker necklace made in 1520, £750; pearl and gold choker necklace with pearl and gold cross, £125; Victorian seed pearl cross, £7 10s, worn with real pearl necklace with diamond clasp, £110; antique Spanish gold cross with green and white enamel, £150, worn with very fine gold chain, £22 10s; nineteenth-century heavy gold engraved cross and chain, £110 RIGHT: Very long seed pearl and pink stone Spanish girandole ear-rings, £200; antique crystal and enamel on gold choker, tied at the back with pink ribbons, £850; rings: pearl half-hoop and gold ring from a selection from £22 10s to £32 10s; pearl and ruby cluster ring, £30; garnet and pearl round cluster ring, £47 10s; pearl half-hoop ting, from above selection; amethyst and pearl oval cluster ring, £87 10s; all jewellery from Cameo Corner, 26 Museum Street, WC1. Hair my Oliver at Leonard. Photograph by Chadwick Hall

The Last Gothic Revival

When was the last time the Gothic mood gripped us? It was a chastened, classicised generation which emerged from the holocaust. Michael English recreates the extravagant style of the last Gothic revival.

Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen .Scanned from Queen Dec 1969 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion researched and displayed in all it's glory!
Excerpt from ‘The Duet’ by american poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox. You were so full of a subtle fire, You were so warm and so sweet, Lisette; You were everything men admire, And there were no fetters to make us tire; For you were – a pretty grisette. But you loved, as only such natures can, With a love that makes heaven or hell for a man. Artwork by Michael English.

The Gothic Face

Pearly-morning colours, translucency, the innocent palate of the illuminators. This is the Gothic look in beauty. In the photograph, Pablo from Elizabeth Arden has created the make-up for Helga Antonia Jones.

Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen .Scanned from Queen Dec 1969 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion researched and displayed in all it's glory!
Use filmy pale pale foundation, dustings of sparkly powder, Christian Dior and Harriet Hubbard Ayer have good ones and lots of shimmery highlights. Pluck your eyebrows, mute your eye shadows, and look for a clear vivid lipstick. Pale porcelain Illusion Foundation with Frosticotta Creme Blush on the cheeks. On the eyes Creamy powder Eye Shadow in Pewter Frost, Bronzetto and Clear Pink with black Extra Long lashes. He finished with Winterlit Coral on the Lips. The hair is styled by Marcel of 6 Carlos Place. Photograph by John Hedgecoe.

 Queen’s High Gothic View

…of the Englishwoman 1970…The chrysalis has become a butterfly: The Englishwoman has shed her TIRED GREY TWEEDS and taken wing, gorgeous in ALL the colours of the rainbow – Silks, Satins Velvets, to wear at any time of the Day or Night. This is the new Gothic Dressing.

The new Englishwoman was found at home in a swampy forest not far from the East End of London where she lies with her companion Jasper and her two tame toads, Huntingdon and Hartford…’I love walking and I spend a lot of time sitting on tree trunks. I find this dress wonderfully practical and I wouldn’t be without it.’

Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen .Scanned from Queen Dec 1969 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion researched and displayed in all it's glory!
She wears a long dusty blue velvet dress, high-waisted, trimmed with gold braid, by James Moncur. It costs £19 8s 6d, from Way In, Knightsbridge. Her huge square aquamarine ring costs £1,250 at Cameo Corner. Turquoise satin shoes, heavily embroidered; 21gns from Kurt Geiger.

In the country one always needs something to throw on at a moments notice. This coat and skirt struck me immediately.’

Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen .Scanned from Queen Dec 1969 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion researched and displayed in all it's glory!
Her long black chiffon coat has wide pointed sleeves, is trimmed at the edges with gold ribbon. The black pleated chiffon skirt is striped and bound in gold brocade; Coat £40, skirt £60 at Thea Porter, 8 Greek Street. Red brocade belt with tiny gilt brocade flowers, about £8; gold braid and sequin cap, £6; also from Thea Porter. Fourteenth-century cross in black enamel and topaz, from Robin Symes, 48 Egerton Gardens. Her hair is by Leonard. Her make-up is by Helena Rubinstein from the Illumination range. Champagne Souffle Stick Foundation with Vanilla Souffle highlights and translucent powder. A hint of colour with Lumina Pink blusher. Aegean Blue cake eyeshadow. Taupe in the crease; Soft Brown eyebrow brush-on and Earthy Brown mascara. On the lips Glint of Gold. Photography by Clive Arrowsmith.

‘I am completely unintellectual in any shape or form, but I do have a sense of history, and I love dressing up.’ ‘…I admire the Wife of Bath enormously…’

Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen .Scanned from Queen Dec 1969 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion researched and displayed in all it's glory!
LEFT: She wears her Queen Guinevere dress of blue silk chiffon with gold-embroidered bodice and cuffs; by Hilary Floyd, 23gns at Fifth Avenue, Regent Street. Her gold and sequined cap; £6, at Thea Porter. Forest floor-length patterned brocade coat; £100, also from Thea Porter. Gilt collar, by Adrien Mann: 6gns, at Harrods. RIGHT: Orange grey and black patterned brocade dress by Frank Usher; 35gns, at Derry & Toms, Kensington High Street. Black velvet coat with short sleeves, the edges trimmed with fur; £86, at Thea Porter.

‘Ophelia is my heroine. I think she was the most Gothic person who ever lived. Did she live, actually, or was she made up?’

Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen .Scanned from Queen Dec 1969 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion researched and displayed in all it's glory!
Ophelia dress, of soft pink chiffon, with a silver diamante bodice and cuffs; by Frank Usher, £31 10s at Harrods. Silvery collar; by Adrien Mann, 8 1/2gns, also at Harrods. Diamond brooch; from a selection at Cameo Corner. Openwork gold rings; from 15gns, at the Craft Gallery, 4 Park Mansions Arcade. Oval aquamarine ring with diamonds, from a selection at Cameo Corner.

Danse Macabre

Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen .Scanned from Queen Dec 1969 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion researched and displayed in all it's glory!
Scenario for a Morbid Movie by Anthony Haden-Guest
Vintage Editorials: Goth Queen .Scanned from Queen Dec 1969 by Miss Booty Barefoot. Vintage Fashion researched and displayed in all it's glory!
Photography by David Hurn

Excerpt from : Scenario for a Morbid Movie by Anthony Haden-Guest

We open with a sequence of images of death. They will be touching. Like the Millais Ophelia, the Death of Chatterton, the Princes in the Tower. There will be a few contemporary images to add a touch of astringency to the sugar content – the newsprint deaths of the Americans and other documentary matters – but our mood is elegiac.

The sound-track will be equally agreeable. Scraps of dirge, a few Famous Last Words, reference perhaps to various Shakespearian demises, and the deathbed of Little Nell. Mainly there will be music, sobbing in the background, dreamily undemanding, like the stuff that thrums in hotel lifts and landing airliners.

The tempo will soup up. The images of death with be intercut with images of an inviting girl. She will be laid out in various positions of rigour mortis. Meantime the music picks up yet more speed, spinning to a glutinous climax of collegiate Rock and Roll. The effect will be vivacious. by Anthony Haden-Guest

I was in a past life and forevermore will be a Gothic at heart – here’s to the next Gothic Revival! xx Natasha xx

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