Les Collections de Printemp
Légendes Du Dossier Haute Couture
(Above) Dior: Abraham black crépe de chine mid-calf dress, Cheval black leather and tortoiseshell belt, religious folds in the bodice!
(Left) Cardin Harem pants, bright yellow satin crépe blouse by Léonard. (Right) Saint-Laurent Flower dress with godets, made in a marvellous voile printed with red-gold Qiana nylon yarns.
(Above): Cardin Maxi length dress, slit at front, with bell sleeves in double pistachio green pure wool.
(Left) Patou's Maxi Dress in Veron's fibranne fabric, in café au lait, white and red. (Right) Féraud: Beige cotton gabardine dress with Courtelle knit inlay and matching trousers.
(Above) Nina Ricci: Chatillon, striped shantung canvas dress, zip closure, braided leather belt and suede bow.
(Left) Cardin: Maxi dress in golden salmon and lilac Crépe de Chine, long vest on dress, low belt and collar in vinyl maroon. (Right) Dior: Crépe de Chine dress, printed in red, yellow and black.
IMAGE CREDITS & LINKS
All images scanned for the Sweet Jane blog from Dépèche Mode, March 1970, with thanks to Brad Jones. Illustrations by Hélène Majera, View some more examples of Paris fashion from Spring 1970 in my previous posts The Ad-Lib Fashion Show at a Paris Bistro (1970) and Paris in the 70s, the Spring Collections Petticoat Magazine (1970). Another fashion report on the new longer lengths from the same period—the Maxi Look from Biba in Jours De France (1970). And finally, discover more about Qiana the luxury, silk-like, nylon fibre introduced to the fashion industry by Du Pont in 1968 through its association with various Couture Houses.