Pretty floral print vintage dress found at Vintage Wear Boutique in Fremont, Seattle. Prefect for Spring/Summer. Unfortunately too expensive for me.
1970’s Fur Collar Inspiration
- Mad Men Episode 6x01 “A Little Kiss”. Screencaps via: Tom & Lorenzo Mad Style Post.
- John Bonham (+ Led Zeppelin)
- Vintage photo
- Penny Lane (Kate Hudson) in Almost Famous
- Lenny Kravitz
- (Gratuitous shirtless) Lenny Kravitz
To be fair, this is a pretty shocking dress. The mini-skirt was still being written about in Life magazine as some continental oddity in 1966. Yes, the mini-skirt has “arrived,” but even for the time, this dress is outrageously short for the real world. But it’s very much the latest – and we mean the very latest – in style. It’s cutting edge, in fact; like someone at a cocktail party showing up in Alexander McQueen. It’s one of the few times a main character on the show really does look like a magazine cover of the period. It makes sense for her. She’s young and beautiful with a carefree attitude, and, most important of all, she’s living a fabulously sophisticated life and she’s rich. Who wouldn’t dress like a magazine cover, given all that? Girl is living the dream.
The pleated angel-wing sleeves, rhinestone collar and cuffs, fishnets, and low-heeled shoes are flat-out perfect for the period. If you’re on a magazine cover or a pop star, that is. Of course, Betty, for most of her first marriage, looked like she stepped off a magazine cover in 1955. Don still wants the covergirl wife; he’s just buying more current issues now.
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And then there’s THIS gal:
Those other ladies can try out the prints and the florals if they think it makes them look hip, but this girl’s the most cutting-edge in the room. It makes sense that the camera lingered on her a little. Everyone in the room would have lingered on her. You know the type, the one who really does dress like a magazine cover. Boa, mini-skirt and knee-high boots, with flipped hair and the wildest print in the room; she could be Nancy Sinatra. It’s the equivalent of someone showing up at a party today dressed like Katy Perry. She represents everything that’s happening right now at the forefront of style. In a year, half the young women in the country will be trying some variation of this look, but right now, she’s just the coolest girl in the room.