Monday, January 26, 2009

'Think Spring!' - 1962 fashion spread

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This article appeared in the January 1962 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine.

The layout and (of course) the fashions are very much of the era, and they're currently making me anxious for the return of 'Mad Men', coming back for its 3rd season this Summer.

(For more of 'Madmen' follow links, while they last.)

In addition to this spread, photographer Richard Heimann shot the cover images for several jazz and pop record jackets back around this same period.

Heimann was also the second husband of pioneering supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice.

- Follow link to Fabulon for more of Carmen.

The outfits in the article are all touted as home sewing projects from Simplicity Patterns.

- Follow link to Cemetarian for more on the history of Simplicity.

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Bruce Lewis said...

The year 1962 was the high point of American civilization -- from fashion to the New Frontier to Franki Valli.

It's been downhill all the way every year since.

Thanks for the great posts.

Thombeau said...

Oh, you KNOW these are going on Fabulon!

Kastina said...

Oh my goodness! Where did you find these? They are adorable. As is your blog...but seriously where'd you get these...

The In Crowd said...

Hello Kastina Klearance Kween - -

Glad you like these. They're scanned from a 1962 issue of Good Housekeeping, a copy that I probably found at The Magazine, a venerable and still slightly scary institution in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. On occasion I'll troll through their bins looking for stuff that's fun and cheap...

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