Dance of the Seven Voiles

Corn coloured Liberty voile with poppy red and brown flowers ruched with daisies of white lace across the bodice, by Mary Quant’s Ginger Group.

Spring is a story of air spun with flowers – voile light as veils – with veil upon voile. Lyrical layers of patterns together. Bewitching play of light and limb – a gentle illusion to see through – or not – the legs veiled in trousers quite sheer, skirts long and then suddenly short at one side, a flurry of leg through the frills and the flowers. Mary Quant played Pied Piper to the young in the sixties, now she designs to the heart of the new mood with her prettiest collection in years.

Photographed by Sarah Moon.

Modelled by Ingrid Boulting.

Scanned from Vogue, March 1970.

Shepherdess dress of flowered cotton with an overshirt of voile laced to a calico cummerbund. Children’s costumes by Philomen, Paris.

Cornflower blue flowers, a little dress with a ruffled shawl wrapped as a skirt.
Liberty’s voile of undecided stripes, red and soft beige in a simple smock over trousers.
Honey voile flowered with brown and red pansies, ruched with white lace over the bodice.
Black voile, scattered with flowers and red braid with lovely sheer trousers.
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