I found this copy of Vogue in Portabello Market on Friday and bought it for £9 (cover price 75p) and am thrilled to own it.
Even 34 years ago there were good clothes and bad fashion, I am reluctant to post the following two photographs just in case they are seen without the copy being read - however to make my point.................
Of course taste is very personal, and many might consider the above to be exquisite in every way, I consider them both to be regressive steps in civilisation, compare them to Chanel, Dior or Givenchy.
|L - an advertisement ~ R - photograph by Alex Chatelain for Vogue, Conde Nast Publications|
Poor 1978, I feel a bit mean, but I was there,working in the building that made this magazine, that told us what we should wear. I might have worn just such clothing, I do hope not.
In the same magazine I found these photographs, and remember now, very well, that this is what I was wearing, am still wearing, and want to continue to wear, in my sixties, seventies and eighties. Style does not age, fashion however, does.
|Photographs by Carolyn Schultz for Vogue, Conde Nast Publications|
There are very few designs that Cabbages & Roses have made that make me blush, most make me glow with pride, especially when I see strangers on the street, wearing Cabbages & Roses clothes from many seasons ago and still looking lovely. This is not vanity, it is understanding that people should not be made fools of in the name of fashion.
|Cabbages & Roses Winter catalogue 2006, photographs by the late Lucinda Symons.|