Thursday, 8 August 2013

Folk Art Fashion 1970





Boating Bunting, left, sports a fleet of sailboats and a hood for breeze-breaking, streaks to a zippy close; about $14. Crocheted sash by by Christa. The flag-waving playmates and the boating dress by Pant-her. Mini-folk, far right, meander over a maxidress with miniscule snaps dotting their way down. A penny pocket patches high. Juniorette; $16. Trifari chokers.



Embroidered Flowers liven the landscape with sheer folklore. A sweep of sky-blue crepe voile, left, shoulders wild silk flowers and strews them on the sash. The silvery choker and bracelet, by Capri. Sunny gold, right, is the backdrop for a floating garden; note the random nosegays at billows in the sleeves! Blowing in the wind, chiffon scarf by Ray Strauss. Frierich necklace, Michael Danyon earrings. Artbro dresses; about $20 each.



Country cousins, above, speak a flowery dialect. Foreground: daisied borders make picturesque inroads on an empire dress vested with a hug. Bandbox Jr. Petites; about $28. Peasant partners, in the background, band together. Blouse with voluminous sleeves, about $11. Flip-paneled skirt layered over lacy bloomers, about $14. Bobbie Brooks. Folk ways with beads: Robert Zentall.


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All images and original text scanned by Sweet Jane from Seventeen, April 1970. Photographed on location in Mexico by Joseph Santoro.


2 comments:

  1. Great pics...What is the "Seventeen, April 1970" you refer to?

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    1. Hi David, Thanks! Seventeen refers to the American teenage magazine which was first published in 1944, it's a monthly magazine which stills runs today. I scan all the images from my personal collection of back issues and these ones are from an editorial originally published in the April 1970 issue.

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