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November 20, 2013

Fall Fashions From Paris – Life Magazine, September 2, 1966

by Andrea

I’ve got another great pictorial spread from Life Magazine for you this week. What I really like about this one is that the designers they are featuring here are some very big names in fashion. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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These pop-art dresses were designed by Yves St Laurent, who Life magazine refers to here as a “young innovator”.  St Laurent went on to be one of the greatest designers in the 70’s and 80’s.

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These coats were the looks from the House of Dior.  I am madly in love with the whole look worn by the model on the right!

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The caption on these is “From old Russia with long coats, Boyar shirts, lavish fur”.  The orange dress is by Pierre Cardin, who is definitely another very influential 60’s designer.

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Here’s some looks for evening.  The one on the bottom left seems very ahead of it’s time to me as the long jersey maxi-dress is something I associate with the 70’s.  It’s gorgeous, and I would totally wear it.

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Could the dinner pajamas on the top photo be any more elegant?  I guess I am always a sucker for a retro look, even when it is what was retro in 1966!

I’d love to hear which looks you enjoyed out of this spread!

 

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2 Responses to Fall Fashions From Paris – Life Magazine, September 2, 1966

  1. Sara In AZ Reply

    November 20, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    I love that cover shot dress with the leg silhouette – SO cool….and who can say ‘No’ to dinner pajamas – not me!!! 🙂

    • Andrea Reply

      November 21, 2013 at 11:59 am

      I think the dinner pajamas are definitely going on my “to sew” list!

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