Friday, February 25, 2011

Pattern, Color, and Texture - 1971

It seems that every few years designers go a bit wild with pattern and color combinations. There was no wilder time than the early 70s when those crazy hippies were influencing high fashion as never before. Need proof? Look no further than these designer clothes from 1971.

Two half circles fashion a skirt and shawl by Chloe.
The diving girl adds a whimsical touch.

Yves St. Laurent tie dyed silk organza evening gown.

Missoni ensemble. The silk jersey skirt is printed with an
embroidered pattern from a 1920s piano shawl.

Oscar de la Renta beach caftan.

Thea Porter Ikat print silk chiffon blouse and long vest worn with panne velvet knickers.


FairyFiligree said...

Glorious colours - where did you find these - they are stunning! Was that really 1971? The styles don't look that dated do they?

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

They probably don't look dated because we're now seeing 70s inspired looks from current designers.

Monique said...

Wild times? Crazy hippies? I don't seem to remember that bit at all :) Photo 1: Diving girl? The model seems to be wearing a black leotard which was all the rage back then (rather than a swimsuit). I recall having one just like it which tied around the middle to give it shape - made by Pierre Cardin.

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Monique, I was referring to the diving girl design on the skirt. It looks a lot like the Jantzen logo.

Leah said...

Man.. I just want to wear all of these every day and sip champagne.. so so amazing!!

Monique said...

hahaha. Sorry, didn't even see it first time - had to go back for another look. You're right - it does look like the Jantzen logo.

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