Elegant retro Christmas

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Philippe Pottier’s photo (1960-61) of a model wearing Grès and a mix of two photos of the Christmas tree I did last year.

Contempler la galaxie

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“L’univers est un grand livre, où la nature a tout écrit. ” Stanislas de Boufflers ; Le traité sur le libre arbitre (1808). Photo of a model wearing a Pierre Cardin dress by Philippe Pottier (1961) and my photo of … Continue reading

Op Art fashion (2)

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Op art (Optical art) is an artistic movement dating from 1950s which plays with the visual perception of the observer. White and black Op Art : The Op Art artist Sonia Delaunay’s creations in the 1920s : Op Art fashion … Continue reading

Vintage fashion photoshoots in India

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Un monde de couleurs

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Lisa Perry’s dress. The background is a part of the Sonia Delaunay’s painting “Automne”, 1965. Sonia Delaunay was a famous Op art artist.

Sixties jewelry

In the early 1960s, jewelry was a continuation of the Fifties with the use of gilded metal, pearls, sparkling paste and rhinestones. Then, designers began to use low cost materials : plastic, resin, vinyl and perspex. Influenced by the artistic movement Op art, large geometric shapes (diamonds, hexagons, circles…) and black and white (monochromatic) jewels became very popular. Pop art had also an influence on Sixties jewelry with bold colors (hot pink, orange, turquoise and yellow) and color blends.  Floral jewelry was also very popular in the Sixties with the hippy movement (flower power). The big earrings was also a major trend in the 60s. Produced on a massive scale, with low cost materials, jewels were affordable for everybody.
Sources: vintagedancer.com and Pinterest

The American vintage fashion designer James Galanos

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James Galanos (1924-2016) was an American fashion designer who dressed America’s social elite and celebrities during 46 years.

Sixties dresses

During the Sixties, the A-line dress, the mock neck dress, the fit and flare dress, the shift dress and the trapeze dress were very popular. Moreover, creators often designed beaded, embellished and brocard dresses. Besides, geometric, Op art and floral … Continue reading

The vintage costume jewelry house Monet

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Monet Jewelry was launched in 1937 by the brothers Michael and Joseph Chernow in New York. Before, their company Monocraft Products created handbags with gold-plated appliqués and monograms. With Monet, they wanted to create fine jewels using high quality materials … Continue reading

The duo of vintage fashion photographers Leombruno-Bodi

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Joseph Leombruno and Jack Bodi (1918-1986) were American fashion photographers based in Italy. They collaborated with famous magazines like Vogue, Glamour, House & Garden, Modern Bride, Town & Country, Novita and the NY Yimes during the 1950s and 1960s. Life … Continue reading

The German vintage fashion designer Uli Richter

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Uli Richter (born in 1926) is a German fashion designer based in Berlin who influenced like no other post-war German fashion.   He launched the “Berlin chic” : he created modern, simple but chic, high quality, and wearable clothes for … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer Eugene Vernier

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Eugene Vernier (1920-2011) was a fashion photographer working for British Vogue from 1954 to 1967. Famous models like Jean Shrimpton and Simone d’Aillencourt had been under his objective.

The vintage fashion brand Vicky Vaughn

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Vicky Vaughn was the junior division of R & M Kaufmann in Aurora, Illinois. The Kaufman brothers start their business  in the 1920s. They produced high quality dresses and sleepwear but with moderate prices thanks to a mass production in … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer Philippe Pottier

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Philippe Pottier (1905-1991) was a French fashion photographer. His photos were magnificent, graceful, lovely and elegant. He often photographed models wearing Christian Dior, Lanvin or Madame Grès.

The French vintage fashion designer Jacques Heim

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Jacques Heim (1899-1967) was a famous French fashion designer. He founded his own couture house in 1930. In 1936, he launched young outfits with the Jeunes Filles collection to target a new audience. In addition of the clothes, Jacques Heim … Continue reading

The American vintage fashion designer Anne Fogarty

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Anne Fogarty (1919-1980) was an American fashion designer who  created feminine and elegant clothes for the woman in domestic life in the 1950’s. From the 1940s to the 1980s, she dressed elegantly and beautifully the women. Anne Fogarty said about … Continue reading

The vintage fashion designer Geoffrey Beene

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Geoffrey Beene (1927-2004) was an American fashion designer considered as a design pionner. He launched his own label in 1963 and known immediately a great success. He was an influent designer in the sixties : mix of patterns and fabrics, … Continue reading

The vintage fashion designer John Bates alias Jean Varon

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John Bates (Born in 1938) is a British fashion designer who was very famous in the sixties and seventies. In 1960, he started his label “Jean Varon”. John Bates chose the name “Jean Varon” for his label because he wanted … Continue reading

The French vintage fashion designer Philippe Venet

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Philippe Venet (Born in 1929) is a French fashion designer. He had been the assistant of Elsa Schiaparelli and Hubert de Givenchy. In 1962, he opened his own eponym couture house. Philippe Venet was particulary known for his beautiful coats. … Continue reading

The British vintage fashion photographer Norman Parkinson

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Norman Parkinson (1913-1990) was one of the most famous fashion photographers of the 20th century. His fashion pictures were elegant, sophisticated, inspired and creative. He shot also celebrities such as Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. He was one of the … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer William Klein

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William Klein (Born in 1928 in New-York) was a Franco-American painter, photographer and film director. He was nicknamed “bad boy” because he broke the rules of photography. He is famous for his creative fashion photoshoots, his portraits of Audrey Hepburn, … Continue reading

Favourite 1960s movies

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My top 5 : Splendor in the grass, Charade, Les tontons flingueurs, La grande vadrouille and West side story. “Charade” directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. “A woman (Audrey Hepburn) is pursued by several men … Continue reading

Time travel : Back to the sixties in Paris !

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The websites : http://lonepalm.fr/ ; http://www.hotelekta.com/ ; http://www.ministerehotel.com/fr/index.php ; http://www.idolhotel-paris.com/ ; http://www.hotel-lemontana.com/ ; http://www.edgarparis.com ; andre-latin-paris-hotel.com ; sevenhotelparis.com/ ; http://www.restauranteclectic.fr/ ; monsieurbleu.com/ ; http://www.manko-paris.com/fr/home ; https://www.lesbains-paris.com/ ; http://www.cieldeparis.com/ and http://www.leflandrin.com/ Sources : nomadsheart.com ; timeout.fr ; lefooding.com ; pariszigzag.fr ; madame.lefigaro.fr ; tripadvisor.co.uk ; hotels-photographe.com us.venere.com … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer F.C. Gundlach

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Franz Christian Gundlach (born in 1926) is the most significant fashion photographer of Germany’s post-war years. Gundlach covered the evolution of fashion : “from the optimistic postwar years to the beginning of postmodernism, from Paris Haute Couture to Prêt-à-Porter, and … Continue reading

Lisa Perry

Lisa Perry is an American womanswear brand  based in New York City and founded in 2007. The designer Lisa Perry is inspired by the sixties and the seventies (simple lines, geometric shapes and bold colors). I love the retro shapes and the bright colours of her clothes. The brand sells also accessories, children’s wear and designs for the home.

Mary Quant : an iconic sixties designer 

Mary Quant is a British fashion designer and figure of “Swinging London”. In the sixties, she creates the mini skirt and the hot pants. She designes a young and fun fashion : short dresses and skirts, bright colours and simple lines. She likes geometric shapes, bright colours, polka dots and original materials. The logo and famous pattern of the brand is a flower (daisy). In 2000, the brand is takeover by a Japanese group. There are over 200 shops in the colors of Mary Quant in Japan. The website is http://mq.maryquant.co.uk/index.html.

mary quant

Sources:

http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2014/02/09/1814241-mary-quant-creatrice-bouscule-mode-swinging-london.html

http://www.lesoir.be/421236/article/styles/air-du-temps/2014-02-07/mary-quant-qui-coupe-jupes-des-filles

Sixties fashion !

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In the sixties, the Focus on fashion stwitched from Paris to London. For a few years in the 1960s, London was the world capital of cool. There is a Photoshooting scene from the movie “Blow up” directed by Antonioni in 1966.In the … Continue reading