Posts Categorized: Vintage

Jerry Hall Models Hot 70s Loungewear

Jerry Hall started her modeling career in 1975, when she was discovered sunbathing on a Saint Tropez beach by fashion agent Claude Haddad. This 1975 series of ads for Celanese Arnel loungewear in Cosmopolitan magazine must have been one of her first modeling assignments. Her long blonde hair, six foot height and Texas twang made… Read more »

Crochet Pattern for a Vintage 70s Flingy Tri-Square Shawl

Three giant granny squares that started small and just kept growing! Helen Bullett designed it in rich earth colors, joined the completed squares with single crochet, then bordered it with deep fringe. Smashing! In knitting worsted. Instructions are below. Please click on photos to enlarge.                 ~Marilyn

Crochet a Vintage 70s Granny Square Floppy Hat

Since today is Halloween (BOO!) I was inspired to post this candy-corn-color crochet pattern. Thick glossy yellow and orange rug yarn makes a brilliant casual hat. Designed by Susan Fairfield, the crown is granny squared and scalloped brim is single crocheted. Instructions are below. Please click on photo to enlarge. ~Marilyn

Crochet a Vintage 70s Long Granny Square Vest

This is a fab vintage 1976 crochet pattern using granny squares to make a long tailored vest! Knee-length vest designed by Sally De Gaetano is made of large grannies connected with shells. Lower back and side seams have gussets of shells to give the gentle ease of a slight A-line. Shoulders and shaped neckline are… Read more »

70s Cheryl Tiegs and the Virginia Slims Tennis Sweater

This is a Virginia Slims cigarette ad from 1976, featuring model Cheryl Tiegs modeling the ‘tennis, golf, visit Aunt Martha, stroll-in-the-park sweater’. It’s interesting to note that in the 1970s smoking was still considered rather benign and socially acceptable. Case in point: here we have the healthy All-American model Cheryl posing with a cigarette and… Read more »