DIGS THE CRAZY SCENE!
Get the mood of the young pacesetter. She's thrown caution and convention to the winds; she's witty and with it; she's carefree, untrammeled by fuddy duddy fashion rules. She chooses her clothes for fun, she lets them dictate the mood, and it's a mood she throws her whole self into: she wears her clothes with confidence and a high sense of fun. She knows she looks different - and she revels in it. For her life is a bowl of cherries and she doesn't take anything too seriously, least of all herself. She treats her clothes as an extension of her own gay, witty personality. Get in the mood. Get the clothes and let spring fever spill into your life. Slough off your neat, efficient, businesswoman personality as you cover your typewriter. These are the clothes for crazy evenings when you could dance all night, for wild weekends and long, carefree holidays when the world is yours to go mad as a hatter.
Slink into a daring black crochet dress that reveals just what you want it to. It was designed to be worn with nothing underneath - but if you daren't, then wear a black slip. The neck, arms and hemline are scalloped. By Susan Small, £9:12s:6d. Bow fronted black shoes by Saxone, 59s:11d.
IMAGE CREDIT & LINKSAll images scanned by Sweet Jane from Vanity Fair February 1965. All photographs by Sandra Lousada. Photographed on location in the new building at The Economist, St James's. Visit Sandra Lousada's website and view more examples of her work at The National Portrait Gallery. Discover more about designer Martha Hill and view some later examples of her work. And finally, another example of the Mary Quant hessian pinafore with halter-neck fastening courtesy of the V&A Collection.