French Connection wrap-dress. All photos by James Wedge. The Sunday Times magazine, 10 August 1975.
Since I arrived back in New York earlier this week, after two weeks in Europe, the weather has been incredibly hot and steamy. No matter what you wear it is quickly drenched with sweat so it only makes sense to wear the lightest possible fabrics that can be easily washed, which makes cotton the obvious choice. As I've been wearing my vintage 70s maxi dresses with Terry de Havilland wedges day and night finding this 1975 editorial in a pile of magazines made my day. Shot by the inimitable James Wedge, the uniquely saturated images glow and instantly bring to mind the hot summer afternoons in the city. A great example of the 70s does 40s retro trend, this editorial draws more from everyday wear in the war years than from the high octane Hollywood glamour that was usually used for inspiration. Also, the shoes in the last photo are from Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood's Sex boutique, which was open (in that incarnation) from 1972 to 76.
Top Shop dress and Terry de Havilland wedges.
Gingham dress by Gordon King and Terry de Havilland wedges.
Dress by Claude Syger and shoes from Sex.
Labels: 1940s, 1970s, editorials, james wedge, malcolm McLaren, retro, sex, sunday times magazine, Vivienne Westwood