Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Raquel Welch for Vogue Magazine, 1969

Raquel Welch was an up-and-coming television and movie star when these photos were taken by Bert Stern for Vogue magazine in 1969.  She had just starred in the film 100 Rifles and was to begin filming for the kitschy TV special Raquel! that would be released in 1970.  Here she wears a gray wool flannel tunic over navy wool pants by Jacques Tiffeau.

Here she wears a brilliant red silk organza dress by Pat Sandler.  A huge brooch by Bill Smith of Richelieu is worn as a pendant on A Cadaro necklace.  Cadaro ankle bracelet and Trifari headband.  This is not the Raquel we're used to seeing!

The styling in this photo is just a bit overdone!  Raquel wears a black silk organza jumpsuit by Oscar de la Renta onto which are piled necklaces, belts, and tasseled scarves.

Raquel still looks as beautiful today as she did 42 years ago, don't you think?