Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Outrageous Furs, 1964

I am a firm believer that if you chose to wear fur, you should always chose vintage. That keeps coats and stoles already in existence out of our landfills and at the same time doesn't support the unneeded slaughter of today's animals for fashion. In showing images of vintage furs on this blog, I hope to inspire you and show you how beautiful they can be for the modern woman. These outrageous and unusual furs are all from 1964.

Ankle length Saga mink fur coat worn with a matching fur hood by Adolfo. Booties by Herbert Levine.

Saga Norwegian blue fox tunic worn over gray satin stretch pants. Silver sequined boots by Herbert Levine.

Revillon mink lounge dress for at-home wear.

Eric Lund gray squirrel fur tunic dress.

A long, long stole made from varying colors of Emba mink fur pelts worn over a silk chiffon gown by Hannah Troy.

7 comments:

Erin said...

I didn't realize people wore squirrel fur. I've got an ankle length coat terrorizing my garage right now.

Lisa said...

A fur dress just blows my mind. I can get behind all the coats in this post, but those dresses. Wow.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Yep, pretty outrageous, right?

"Catherine Oliphant" said...

Funny you should post about furs and Arnold Scaasi in the same week. I blogged recently about a snow leopard coat that turned out to be by guest designer Arnold Scaasi here: http://readingvintagevogues.blogspot.com/2010/12/death-of-snow-leopard-merely-rare-and.html. I agree with you on fur; even so, it would be hard to wear snow leopard. I continue to admire your blog.

jessica said...

So true!! If only everybody thought like this!

Laura said...

Oh, so gorgeous! I especially love that stole. I absolutely agree with you about the value, beauty, and ethics of vintage fur. There are so many beautiful, well-cared-for pieces out there! (It's becoming a bit of an obsession for me.)

olygirl said...

If I had that fox tunic and silver boots I would never take them off. Never. Wow that is something else!

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