Monday, July 13, 2009

1963 Fashion

I'm on the run today, my friends! I'm headed to the Vintage Fashion and Textile Show in Sturbridge this morning and am racing against the clock. Today, I'm going to leave you with some vintage fashion inspiration from 1963. Enjoy!

1963, forquet coatDouble-faced apricot wool fashions a supple coat by Italian designer Forquet.

1963, pedro rodriguez evening coatThe Countess of Quintanilla wears Pedro Rodriguez's short evening coat completely covered in embroidery and beads.

1963, ben reig suitA sheath dress with matching coat by Ben Reig in silk/wool blend Alaskine. Hat by Lily Daché.

1963, ship 'n shore blousesWhatever happened to sweet little blouses like these from Ship 'n Shore?

1963, frank starr evening gownSilk chiffon evening gown by Frank Starr. This dress was available in pink coral, blue sky, or mint. Sold for $160.00 at Lord & Taylor (that's $1142.00 in today's dollar).

Don't forget, underneath it all, she wore a supportive bra and girdle. These are by Peter Pan in pale yellow. Not shown, the essential slip.