Sunday, July 25, 2010

a little fashion history

Today going thru some boxes (still I know soooo tired already) searching for something else entirely I came across a Salvatore Ferragamo catalog from the Autumn-Winter 1983-1984 season.
It’s full of the usual visual suspects of the era and being the proper blogger that I am the images that follow were not scanned but photographed because that was faster than allocating some time to produce higher quality images but it was not all lazy & bad…I took a few…errr seconds to take several snaps of each image to ensure the focus and clearness of them all, yeah that is dedication to the cause people!
In my defense (mmm seems lately I’ve been defending my laziness too much. Note to self: if you are going to be lazy own it!) the catalog which is thick as a magazine on a slow month -say a June issue-, is quite old and there was fear for its integrity if spread and pressed over the scanner so you could have prettier images, so the easier road was decided upon, it was a protective move in the benefit of historical fashion material.
Really? May have crossed your minds but I’m sticking to my story, so on with the blast from the past.

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Brogues! What goes around comes around…clearly it’s true

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Not loving that sad excuse for a hat but that dress/coat is delish! Great button details, the sleeves make it a bit more feminine plus that belt for a little shape, with the right accessories you can wear as is right now and look smoking.

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Another pair of brogues…these ones scream Great Gatsby

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These…hiking boots? The result if brogues and Timberland boots had a child.

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*gasp* My castle for that hat! The look is so elegant but a bit bulky, my favorite piece is the self tying blouse.

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The proportions are a bit too oversized for my taste but color blocking is one of the strong trends from the latest Resort 2011 collections. Check out the cap pls.

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Admire it up close now, don’t you love it? And say hello to full on 80's makeup!

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Now this is my favorite piece of clothing from the entire catalog, the color, the bat sleeves, the fit, its perfect as it is, if I found it by some miracle somewhere no alterations would be performed…or maybe just a little length thingy.

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The model looks so uncomfortable in this image (the pearls w/that neckline looks as contrived as the model) and yeah another one of those pesky shoes this time channeling aluminum foil.

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Love them!

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In case you need a super expensive umbrella.

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Or maybe what you need is an elegant rendering of resting hens on your dinner table.Who knew SF made decorative dishes?
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Ok we are done! I wasn’t going to post the whole thing dolls, anyways isn’t it fun to review past trends? Check your mother’s closet people the season it shoes might be lurking in there hoping loving feet rediscover them.

2 comments:

WendyB said...

So glad you found this and shared! I have a fondness for that era.

M said...

If only I had found any actual pieces jajajaja

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