Inspirational Images: Gauchos

Needlepoint waistcoat by Kaffe Fassett for Beatrice Bellini, £25 to order, Women's Home Industries' Tapestry Shop. Suede gauchos, fine jersey shirt, both by JEan Muir. Perspex belt by Nigel Lofthouse for Jean Muir. Chillies Christel at Elliott. Panne velvet muffler by Veronica Marsh for Jacqmar.

Needlepoint waistcoat by Kaffe Fassett for Beatrice Bellini, £25 to order, Women’s Home Industries’ Tapestry Shop. Suede gauchos, fine jersey shirt, both by Jean Muir. Perspex belt by Nigel Lofthouse for Jean Muir. Ghillies by Christel at Elliott. Panne velvet muffler by Veronica Marsh for Jacqmar.

Gauchos remain one of my favourite looks at the moment. Indeed, I am wearing a pair of tweed Chelsea Girl gauchos as I write this. It’s one of those looks which will, inevitably, make a comeback, and I will be tiresomely reminding people that ‘I was doing it ages ago!’. As it is, I am just continuing to enjoy wearing them, enjoying the curiousity and comments, and educating people to call them ‘gauchos’ rather than ‘culottes’. Then I will just have to move onto knickerbockers…

Photographed by Norman Parkinson.

Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, September 1970

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4 Comments on “Inspirational Images: Gauchos”

  1. Psst! They’re predicted to be one of the big trends for 2014!
    Be prepared to deplore the quality of those on sale… (Did you see how badly Debenhams’ sales figures have been? It’s Ossie’s revenge!)

  2. Ivy Black says:

    Fab! I do love needlepoint clothing and look at that , by Kaffe himself. Quality! it will be interseting to see if gauchos take off for 2014.x

  3. The Nigel Lofthouse belt is to die for! You just don’t see enough of his work floating around…


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