Thursday, 28 February 2013

Dandy Fashion: Les Assassins du Bodygraph - lancent le prêt - à - choquer 1967







                                         LES ASSASSINS DU BODYGRAPH

                                             lancent le prêt - à - choquer 

A fantastic editorial originally published in 1967, which pays homage to those who were determined to step out in true 'peacock style' regardless of the general conformity in menswear that still surrounded them at the time, even though the revolution in men's fashion was well underway. The original article is in French, so, I shall refrain from doing the language an injustice by attempting to translate the introduction to the piece and particularly any of the quotes from Baudelaire or François de La Rochefoucauld via Google Translate. Thankfully, the photographs are strong enough to speak for themselves, there are definitely some superb examples of dandy finery on display here!




                                                      Gérard Silvi, modéliste, habillé par Dean.





                                       Jean Manuel Guyader, art director, habillé par Renoma.





                                                       Gilles Rimbault, peintre, habillé par Cardin.





                                                                       Pablo Mesejean, peintre.






                                         Thierry Garrel, étudiant en sociologie, habillé par Lipps





                                                                     Sacha Briquet, Comédien.





                                       Christian Besnais, illustrateur, habillé par Sophie Bolack.



                                                      IMAGE CREDITS & LINKS
All images by scanned by Sweet Jane from an original fashion feature in PLEXUS - Issue No.9 1967. All Photographs by  Chantal Wolf. You'll find more examples of Dandy Fashion and Peacock Style from the period in some of my previous posts as follow: The Swinging Revolution 1966,  Jess Down - English Boy ltd Model & Artist 1969,  Male Plumage 1968, New Plumes in the Peacock's Tail 1968,   and  Whatever Happened to Stephen Topper & Topper Shoes?

3 comments:

  1. Wow! I like Gilles' spacesuit. I bet it come s with a big fishbowl helmet and would make quite the impression on the most luxurious interstellar cruise.

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  2. Me, Captain Scarlet and the Spotnicks too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YufCgdvCiBE

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  3. Hi Peter, thanks for the youtube link,hadn't seen that one before..they're all wearing Cardin's space age designs..Amazing!

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