Saturday, 1 November 2014

Sex, Sense And Nonsense: Felicity Green On The '60s Fashion Scene




A few scans from Sex, Sense And Nonsense which hit the shelves a couple of days ago (published on the 29th of October to be precise). It contains an amazing collection of archival images and information from the fashion pages of the Daily Mirror while it was under the direction of pioneering journalist and Fleet Street legend Felicity Green during one of the most prolific and innovative decades in design, which makes it an invaluable document of just about every major new trend and look exactly as it was featured in the newspaper at the time! Among others, you can expect to find the work of Mary Quant, Andre Courrèges, Ossie Clark, Emmanuelle Khanh, John Bates, Rudi Gernreich, The Fool and Barbara Hulanicki (as both illustrator and designer). 

It was of course Felicity Green who gave the fledgling Biba Postal Boutique its first big break into the fashion arena via the now infamous Daily Mirror feature in may of 1964, which resulted in the production of 17,000 pink gingham Biba dresses (otherwise known as 'the dress that started it all')...and the rest as they say is history! I can't recommend the book highly enough, this brief preview barely does it justice ( there are 192 pages in total!)..it is without a doubt a 'must have!' Purchase details & further information can be found via the links at the end of the page.
























                                                       
                                                                       IMAGE CREDITS  
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from Sex, Sense and Nonsense: Felicity Green On The '60s Fashion Scene, published by ACC Editions.

                                                           LINKS
                                                Read about Felicity Green's Career here.
                         Listen to an interview with  Felicity Green on Desert Island Discs here
     See Felicity Green in conversation with Eve Pollard on Tuesday the 4th of November here.
  Purchase & preview a copy of Sex, Sense And Nonsense: Felicity Green On The '60s Fashion Scene here. 

         

2 comments:

  1. Thanks! Looks like a hugely fun book!

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    1. It's so good, fantastic images (and so many of them) great interviews and it also documents Felicity Green's career, really worth getting a copy if you can!

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