Your eyes do not deceive you. A ‘What I want in a wife’ article is not a natural place you might expect to see either Peter Wyngarde or Ian McKellan’s face, but… this was 1972, so here they are.
As for Oliver Reed? Well, let’s just say I’m not surprised…
“Femininity is important. I hate the bull-dyke Women’s Lib type of bird. The best women for me are those who have plenty of drive but in the end like to be dominated. I like a girl who can understand and then tolerate me and, above all, she must have good knockers.”
Scanned from Cosmopolitan, April 1972.
Gabrielle Crawford in an Elizabethan pageboy blue and green striped silk shirt from the new Miss Fish collection, 15 gns to order. She’s just back from Rome where her husband Michael has been starring in The Games. Miss Fish is the latest addition to the Mr Fish family, 17 Clifford St, W.1.
Scanned from Vogue, June 1969. Photo by Patrick Lichfield.
I didn’t know Mr Fish did undercrackers as well! I have to agree with Caroline Baker about the unpleasantness of the bikini pant for a man. My preference (which is all that matters, of course) is for tight boxers. Can’t be dealing with too baggy, or too skimpy!
“And when he pulls his frilly nylon panties right up tight, He feels a dedicated follower of fashion.”
Ahhhhhh. Another dose of fabulous from the same great Youtube uploader who gave us the Ossie, Biba, Mary Quant and Mr Freedom (and then a whole other bunch) ‘London Aktuell’ videos. Mr Fish introduces his own collection, filmed in a deserted street with creepy mannequins and perfectly dressed dandies…
Incredible spread from August 1970, showing the best of the exquisitely hand-painted and printed textiles around at the time. Highly covetable and just about the most perfect styling ever. There’s even a token piece of menswear!
The Sunday Times Magazine, August 1970. Photographed by Hans Feurer. Scanned by Miss Peelpants.
I’m thinking of turning Wednesdays into Menswear days; something tasty to cure the midweek blues. But I can’t decide if ‘Mensday’ is just too cheesy, even for me? Regardless, here is Mr [Michael] Fish wearing one of his own pieces, alongside one of Rupert Lycett Green’s flamboyant creations for Blades. Dribble….
It’s not often you’ll get a vintage fangirl squee out of me (I guess cult TV fans will know what a squee is…..otherwise, just imagine a squeal and much hand clapping and excitement), usually only when I spot a frock I have in an old magazine or film, but when a friend sent me a link to these Bowie ‘videos’ from his Love You Til Tuesday film, I squealed like the Ossie-snuffling-pig that I am.
I’m not really sure it gets much better than Bowie in Ossie. Everyone knows Jagger in Ossie frocks and jumpsuits. But I’m not really a Jagger girl, not like I’m a Bowie girl anyway.
As an entertaining postscript, he seems to have adored that chinoiserie print shirt because I’ve found two more clips of him wearing it over the next year (and those are only the ones on youtube). Those were the days my friend, when you didn’t care if you wore something more than once because damn! it’s an Ossie and it’s fabulous. I find I still take that attitude about vintage pieces, you can wear something everytime you go out but you’ll still always find someone new will compliment you on it.
To end, and just because I feel like it, here are Flight of the Conchords with their truly, truly excellent Bowie tribute…