Monday, September 19, 2011

Lounging About in Giorgio di Sant'Angelo - 1971

In the early 70s, loungewear in the form of caftans and luxurious pajama sets became important for entertaining at home.  As women's wardrobes became more casual overall, eveningwear was not unaffected.  Today, loungewear to be worn for hostessing from 1971, all by Giorgio di Sant'Angelo.  You may be surprised at the prices of these garments, expecially considering they are all made from synthetic fabrics.

Above:  Pants suit in turquoise silky polyester.  Sold for $165 in 1971 (about $920 in today's dollar.)

Asian inspired pajama set in bright cherry red satin of acetate and nylon.  A matching chiffon sash trails to the floor from the waist.  Sold for $225 in 1971 (about $1,255 in today's dollar.)

This time Sant'Angelo uses a beautiful acetate satin floral print for this Asian pajama set.  The top is accented in apricot satin and apricot chiffon shirt sleeves billow out from under the jacket.  Sold for $350 in 1971 (about $1,952 in today's dollar.)

This scarlet caftan in brocade and chiffon has billowing sleeves and a slit at the front of the skirt.  Of acetate and rayon.  Sold for $295 in 1971 (about $1,646 in today's dollar.)


Victoria said...

Love lounge wear. Wow, the prices are up there, but, then they are designer wear. I think in the 60s and 70s the designers were playing around with the polyesters until the 'back to the land' and natural fibers became more in vogue with off the rack clothing. Although in high fashion silks are always a must. And now manufacturers have gotten very good at producing polyesters in a silk like fabric.

Urban Village Word Of Vintage. said...

Very cool indeed. x

Gladys said...

I had this great lounge set. It was a long blue silk tunic ove silk draw string pants. It was gorgeous and I wore it with a skinny gold stretchy belt and gold slide on wedges. Wonder what ever happened with that....

deang said...

It's good to see some Sant'Angelo other than the skimpy spaghetti-strapped maillots and bodysuits from later in the 70s that I still associate with him. And I always love the Asian and North African influences of the late 60s-early 70s.

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