Posted: January 5, 2017 Filed under: 19 magazine, 1930s, 1970s, bus stop, greta garbo, Illustrations, Inspirational Images, jean varon, joan crawford, john bates, lee bender, marlene dietrich, michael roberts, valstar, Weathergay | Tags: bus stop, greta garbo, jean varon, joan crawford, john bates, lee bender, marlene dietrich, michael roberts, raincoats, rainwear, valstar, Weathergay
Camoflage raincoat by Valstar
Rainwear has definitely taken on a new look. The styles are more sophisticated and glamorous. They are the kind of clothes that Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford and Greta Garbo would have worn had they been designed earlier. When you invest in a raincoat these days it does not mean that you can, or should, wear it only on a rainy day. A garment that is waterproof, wind-proof and warm can be worn almost every day. The new raincoats are very practical and hardly crease. At the most they only need to be sponged with a damp cloth. So throw away that old plastic mac. ..and take a long, new look at what the Stars are wearing.
Stunning editorial beautifully illustrated by the legendary Michael Roberts.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, October 1970.
Rubberised cotton raincoat by Valstar
Corduroy trench coat by Wethergay
Left: Gabardine raincoat by Lee Bender for Bus Stop / Right: Red, grey and olive check raincoat by Valstar
Midi raincoat by Valstar
Left: Polyurethane rain suit by John Bates for Jean Varon / Right: Brown polyurethane raincoat by Weathergay
Posted: April 4, 2016 Filed under: 1970s, Adrian Mann, flair magazine, Inspirational Images, janice wainwright, jean varon, jim lee, john bates, simon massey, Vintage Editorials | Tags: 1970s, flair magazine, janice wainwright, jean varon, jim lee, john bates
Pastel printed close fitting dress with long, swinging peplum and matching fringed scarf by John Bates at Jean Varon. All jewellery by Adrien Mann.
Something of a dream combination for me, with two of my favourite designers, Janice Wainwright and John Bates, with one of my favourite photographers, Jim Lee. I don’t see Lee’s work often enough for my liking…
Photographed by Jim Lee.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Flair, February 1970.
Left: Softest pastel printed jersey cardigan coat with white, slightly flared crepe pants by Janice Wainwright at Simon Massey. Scarf by Lida Ascher. Right: Sprawling flower-printed cardigan coat with matching pants by Janice Wainwright at Simon Massey
Posted: January 29, 2016 Filed under: 1960s, david bailey, Inspirational Images, jean varon, john bates, maudie james, Vogue | Tags: 1960s, david bailey, jean varon, john bates, vogue
Fresh, fine and tiny on white. Two views of the new hooded dress, both lissom and long and framed in a froth of bright feathers. By John Bates at Jean Varon.
Photographed by David Bailey.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, March 1969.
Posted: September 26, 2015 Filed under: 1970s, bally, bill gibb, Inspirational Images, jean varon, john bates, michel momy, Vogue | Tags: 1970s, bill gibb, jean varon, john bates, michel momy, vogue
Swag the rest in violet jersey: Jersey two-piece dress by John Bates.
Photographed by Michel Momy.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, March 1978.
Why not… show a leg with lemon, cream and gold: Hurel jersey top and culottes by Bill Gibb. Shoes by Bally.