Vintage Editorials: Silks, Satins, Suedes.
Rich black satin dress, high -necked, pin tucked through and let out into an easy midi skirt. Sleeves tucked and set free to a tight buttoned cuff. By Jean Muir, £50 5s. Perspex pendant on black beaded cord, £8 5s by Nigel Lofthouse for Jean Muir at Harvey Nichols.
Clear direction in a fashion explosion by two of our best designers at their particular best. Ride the crest of their waves.
way is easy and restrained, more woman of letters than peasant in fitted and tucked silks with gathered skirts. Jean Muir’s is extravagant, a disciplined riot of print and pattern in his startling new fabric – pigskin. Bill Gibb Clothes for collectors. Come and collect!
Black matt jersey, small boot buttons in a row. High-necked blouse, sleeves easy to the elbow, narrow at the wrist. The skirt, gathered at the waist, very simply on elastic. By Jean Muir, £50 5s. Perspex belt in chained amber and pink, £18 by Nigel Lofthouse for Jean Muir at Harvey Nichols. Rings by Ewan Philips. Hair by Oliver at Leonard.
Peasant suede shirt, brick, purple, yellow ribbons of suede banded about. Big soft collar, full sleeves, looped buttons, belt with toggle button. The flannel skirt, stitched to the hip and flared over thin wine suede boots. Shirt, about £49, skirt, £31. By Jean Muir at Harvey Nichols. Boots by Richard Smith, 23gns, to order from The Chelsea Cobbler.
Black satin peasant shirt gathered on elastic at the cuffs, waist and shoulders, and falling in gleaming folds over wide gaucho pants. All stitched in thin red thread. Shirt, £40 12s. 6d, and pants, £23 2s. 6d. By Jean Muir at Harvey Nichols. Black satinkid ghillie shoes, £20, at Charles Jourdan. Hair by Oliver at Leonard.
Cinnamon suede, half a saffron ziggurat printing a jacket with collar, flaps, belt and binding a black and gold check suede. Scorpio’s skirt falling in suede pleats, big and wide, £92. By Bill Gibb for Baccarat. Suede boots in that print, to order, The Chelsea Cobbler. Sundance kid suede hat, Christian Dior London. Silver Choker buckled up in black checks, by Ido Davidson, Thea Porter.
Honey pigskin dress, printed with black and milk chocolate. Tight bodice, a deep yoke meeting stitched pleats which fall free from the waist. The fullest skirt you’ve ever seen, knifed into pleats of jersey and tweed checks, £89. By Bill Gibb for Baccarat. Watch by Cartier. Stetson, Otto Lucas, printed for Baccarat. Suede Fringe bag by Adrien Mann. Hair by Oliver at Leonard.
Clive Arrowsmith. Vintage Editorials: Silks, Satins, Suedes. Scanned from Vogue Magazine August 1970 by Miss Booty Barefoot.