Posts Tagged: Vintage Clothing

1974: When People Stood In Line For Earth Shoes

In 1957, the Earth shoe was developed in Denmark by Anne Kalso. The idea was for a negative heel shoe – a shoe with the heel lower than the toe. The concept was that these shoes would allow you to walk ‘naturally’, like when you walk barefoot in the sand and your heel sinks down… Read more »

Groovy Vintage 1970 Rit Tie-Dye Electric Satin!

Tie-Dye was HUGE in the early 1970s, and Rit Dye Co. was having a heyday. “Rit invents ELECTRIC SATIN – Simplicity says it’s shocking!” This 1970 Rit ad showcased tie-dying satin fabric, and then sewing up an ‘electrifying’ Simplicity Pattern. The sewing patterns are 8210, 8245, and 8182. Most every female knew how to sew… 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 1980s Yves Saint Laurent~Rive Gauche Fashions

From the September 1985 issue of Vogue magazine, this is a fabulous advertising spread of Yves Saint Laurent ~ Rive Gauche fashions and footwear. Photographed by the iconic Helmut Newton, these bold and striking YSL designs are incredibly ’80s. Enjoy! ~Marilyn

The Rockettes and L’eggs Colors Pantyhose, 1985

Wearing pantyhose – or any type of leg covering – was practically a requirement in the 1980s. No woman went bare-legged ever (well maybe in the heat of summer, but it was questionable). I just remember buying masses of pantyhose to wear to work in my 1980s banking days. The most popular nylons of the… 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 »