Wednesday, February 24, 2010

When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around.

I have no idea who the model is, or who the designer is (though if it's not Pucci, the print is one of those Pucci wannabees). All I know is that this is Czechoslovakia, in August, 1968. In the middle of a Soviet occupation that squashed attempts at political reform.

Pure and simple, this is the proof that you can look fabulous, even in the midst of an occupation. Of course, if you wore this outfit down a street in USA, 2010, you'd better be prepared for some stares, but it's a great indicator of the times. I see it being produced here in the 60's by one of those Tupperware-style loungeware companies who had housewives throw a little party and buy a robe or caftan, like Butterfield 8 or Beeline.

Of course, then it would be in cheap polyester, and with a much less interesting print. And probably without the metallic shoes, which appear to have chain embellishments on the of her feet.

August, 1968

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