Monday, 25 June 2012
Sunday, 10 June 2012
THE ESSENCE OF SILK AND THE FINALITY OF SATIN
Oui Magazine - January 1975
Her - Dress: Kamali, Ring: Crista Put Ons, Bag: Walborg, Python Shoes: Chelsea Cobbler
Him - Suit : De Noyer, Silk Shirt: St. Laurent Rive Gauche, Tie: Piatteli for Barney's, Oxfords: Chelsea Cobbler
"If you think Chinese means proletarian, think again. These are voluptuous clothes of exotic richness---Chinese silks and satins, formals eveningwear from London's finest boutiques---reminiscent of Edwardian opulence and very "in" this holiday season."
Her - Pajama's: Ronald Kolodzie for Concept VII, Hair Comb: Crista Put Ons, Bracelets: Donald Stannard
Him - Dunhill Tailors
Her - Vest and Dress: Fred Leighton Imports, Necklace: Yves St. Laurent, Shoes: Chelsea Cobbler
Him - Jacket and Pants: Sal Cesarani for Country Britches, Evening Shirt: Bill Blass, Bow Tie: Bellini
Her - Dress: Moonshine, Necklace: Yves St. Laurent
Him - Suit: Don Robbie, Tie: Barney's
Dress: Betsey Johnson for Alley Cat, Shoes: Charles Jourdan
Her - Dress: Zandra Rhodes from Henri Bendel, Antique Comb: Moon in Massachusetts
Him - Kimono: Alexander Shields, Bow Tie and Shirt: Bellini, Pants: New Man
Her - Jacket and Pants: Abdoul from Kamali, Shoes: Chelsea Cobbler, Bracelets: Crista Put Ons, Hair Flower: Ophelie
Him - Ralph Lauren for Polo
Her - Jacket and Gown: Fernando Sanchez, Necklace and Hair Clip: Crista Put Ons, Shoes: Joe Bascetta for Pelicanos
Him - St. Laurent Rive Gauche, Shoes: Dunhill Tailors
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
HIGH-STEPPING UP THAT STAIRWAY TO THE STARS
Oui Magazine - February 1974
Stardust's Plastique Space Suit: Jan Girard
made of shower-curtain fabric by the Wear-Ever Shower Curtain Company
"Let your clothes do the talking. If David Bowie can flame with orange hair and his look a-like wife can do hers up in white with red and purple stripes - well, why be shy? Stardust and Philippe aren't hanging back. They run around the city in their twinkling jump suits, hopping out of cabs in front of frightened doormen, streaking across the park like dreamscape joggers, and glowing incandescently wherever the strobes are popping the night."
That ain't no soda pop they're sipping.
Space Suits: DuMaurier
Her Glasses: Ultimate Spectacle, His: Renaulds
Aviator Suits: Ronald Kolodzie of Concept Seven
Outfits: Freddie, Bracelet: Alexis Kirk, Earrings: Childstar, Sunglasses: Ultimate Spectacle
A London Designer by the name of Freddie made these Grand Union Supermarket Clothes. The mysterious Mr.Freddie lives and works out of David Bowie's London flat. He has done much to create that Ziggy Stardust stage magic-sewing machines snapping out this insane kind of star-trekking mind-strobing Superflash. Fabulous Freddie is almost as gorgeous as his mentor, we hear. Freddie has a Mick Jagger face topped by a full curly d.a. haircut that he often sprays silver when he's going out on the town.
Kansai also invents some of David Bowie's more extravagant stage clothes. One of Japan's hottest new designers. Kensai works out of Tokyo and has a boutique in London. He specializes in capes (above) that tear off at the shoulder to reveal the juicy Ambisexual Superflash lurking just underneath.
Photographed by Chris Von Wangenheim
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Or, them new high-heeled sneakers sure got a lot of leather soul.
Oui Magazine - February 1973
Hers: Bridgetown Flood
His: San Remo for Arrowsmith
"People don't usually go out of their way to notice feet unless theirs happened to be stepped on. But it had to happen. Maybe it took a little longer because fashion, like economics and everything else, starts at the top and sifts its way down. Those footprints, however, weren't going to be left out entirely. So shove aside your Frye boots and dip a tore or two into some of the hot heels being offered. They can make you walk tall or strut, giving your feet something to kick and click about. For an aspiring fashion freak who finally wants to move out of the closet, shoes can be the best place to begin. You can be fashionable by starting slowly with a pair of 3-inch modified platform lace-ups (or white bucks or mock Weejuns if you want to stay traditional) and working your way up to the 4 1/2-inch silver shit-kickers shown. Don't treat your poor feet like prunes. They've been maligned, laughed at, made to stew in their own juices, and the rest of the body has gotten the big beauty treatment. Give them a chance. Happy feet make happy people."
Italia for Arrowsmith
Jumping Jack Flash
Italia for Arrowsmith
His: Bridgetown Flood
Hers: Bridgetown Flood
Photographed by Francis Giacobetti