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.