Posts Tagged: Designer

Designer Mary Quant’s Booby Trap Collection, 1974

Mary Quant was a Mod London designer who took credit for the miniskirt and hotpants in the 1960s. In the 1970s, she expanded her clothing line to include cosmetics and household goods. This 1974 ad is for “Booby Traps”, which look to be a bra and panties set. Interestingly enough, there are elephant graphics strategically… Read more »

Vivara Perfume Designed by Emilio Pucci, 1973

Wait, WHAT? Emilio Pucci has a perfume line and this is the first I’ve heard of it? This 1973 black and white ad for Vivara perfume is rather un-Pucci-esque. The model is wearing sort of a sheer scarf in a geometric Pucci design, but it is sadly lacking the vivid Pucci colors. The original Vivara… Read more »

The Fabulous Marimekko Liidokki Dress Vintage 1974

I was delighted to come across this fashion spread in the January 1974 issue of Glamour magazine because, MARIMEKKO! The utterly fabulous and iconic Liidokki smock dress in the Kirjo print is modeled by the gorgeous Barbara Summers. The dress was designed by Pentti Rinta in 1974, for the Marimekko Design Research label. The design… Read more »

Fab Vintage 1971 Betsey Johnson~Alley Cat Designs

Betsey Johnson was the up-and-coming young fashion designer in the 1970s. Her fashions were kicky, fun, and married the Mod to the Bohemian. These two designs are from the October 1971 issue of Ingenue magazine. Pretty feathers for a romantic moment – Betsey Johnson designed this old-fashioned twosome of crushed velvet. Laced-up top with Victorian… Read more »

Vintage 50s Fashions: Better Living Through Chemistry

After WWII, DuPont delved into making ‘Modern-Living Fibers’ such as Nylon, Orlon, Dacron, Rayon and Acetate. Their theme was BETTER THINGS FOR BETTER LIVING…THROUGH CHEMISTRY. Now dresses could not only be rich and beautiful, but practical too. The fabric blends lent themselves to be drapable and packable. It’s interesting to note that only natural fibers… Read more »