THE GIRLS' ROUND-UP
Women have been borrowing from the Wild West since the talkies: but cowboy clothes are suddenly being taken seriously. We dressed Samantha Jones in some of the brilliantly coloured Western boots, shorter-than-ever skirts in rough suede, ruffled cottons, silver buckles and stetsons of the new Western Look and Willy Rizzo photographed them in La Vallée des Peaux Rouge and at the River Ranch. Fashion chosen by Cherry Twiss.
Wild Bill Hickock suede suit, fringes, culotte skirt by John Homac, 39gns. at Lady Jane, 29 Carnaby Street, W1. Shirt by Donald Davies. Sheriff's Star by James Wedge, 10s 6d at Harrod's. Boots, Anello & Davide. Gloves by Kir, 2gns. Black stetson: inquiries to Herbert Johnson, New Bond Street, W1.
Duds to wear to a shotgun wedding, Matador jacket is of silk and gold hand-woven for the Dalai Lama 121 gns, Savita, Cadogan Place, SW1. Cotton shirt, 10gns. at Mexicana, Lower Sloane Street, SW1. Sombrero, 4gns. at Cordoba, New Bond Street, W1. Corduroy trousers from a selection at Neatawear.
Wild Bill Hickock suede suit, fringes, culotte skirt by John Homac, 39gns. at Lady Jane, 29 Carnaby Street, W1., Shirt by Donald Davies, Sheriff's Star by James Wedge, 10s 6d at Harrod's. Boots, Anello & Davide. Gloves by Kir, 2gns. Black stetson: inquiries to Herbert Johnson, New Bond Street, W1.
Tough suit for Dodge City in split calf, zip jacket and pockets, hip-slung skirt, by Elma Sportswear £46 14s 6d at Suedecraft, Beauchamp Place, London SW3. Plaid wool shirt by Donald Davies, 6gns at Mary Davies, Queen Street, W1. Spotted kerchief, £1 2s 6d at Woollands, Knightsbridge, SW1. Silver-buckled suede belt £3 13s 6d at John Michael 106 Kings Road, SW3 and branches. Orange calf boots 12gns. to order from Anello and Davide 96 Charring Cross Road, WC2. and branches. Leather gloves with cut-out backs by Kir, 2gns at Dickins and Jones, Regent Street, W1.
A rig for High Noon. Waistcoat by John Homac, £9 19s. 6d. at Lady Jane. Madras cotton shirt at Wallis Shops. Stretch riding trousers, £7 15s at Harry Hall, Regent Street, W1.. Straw stetson, by Panda, £3 6s at Fenwick, New Bond Street, W1. Suede boots, 8gns at Gamba, Beauchamp Place, SW3. Hogskin gloves, £3 19s 11d at Woollands.
IMAGE CREDITS & LINKSAll images scanned by Sweet Jane from the Weekend Telegraph Magazine, June 3rd, 1966. Original fashion editorial by Cherry Twiss. All photographs by Willy Rizzo. Model Samantha Jones. Discover more about The Vallée des Peaux-Rouges, the location used as the backdrop in the fashion editorial above―a Western style theme park created by Robert Mottura and Philippe Cart-Tanneur in 1966. Read about the History of Anello & Davide makers of beautiful handmade shoes for men and women, but probably most widely known for The Beatle Boot. View some of my previous posts featuring Western Wear from this period ➽ Pinch the shirt off his back!―Wildly Western in a beige John Wayne shirt from The Westerner (1968); Get Out Of Town - Fast! (1966); Designer Oleg Cassini wears his informal ''International Cowboy Look.'' (1968); A Whole Fashion Scene Going!―The Western Scene, The London Look, and much more! (1966), plus Paris, Spring 1970, to the uninitiated might look more like the Wild West than Right Bank. Read about the late great Billy Murphy ''Founder of The Emperor of Wyoming, a Chelsea emporium which sparked a vogue for vintage Americana.'' And Finally, I'll leave you with the duel from 'Once upon a time in the West' Dir. by Sergio Leone (1968) - soundtrack by Ennio Morricone.