Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fashion is an Honest Sweater

This title is a quote from a 1970's Time Magazine article on sweaters. Usually when you think of vintage sweaters you think of the traditional 1950's beaded sweater. I do love those sweaters and the 1940's knit sweater dress and pinup sweater. But my favorites are the sweaters of the 1970's. When Missoni wowed everyone with those zig zag knits and Sant'Angelo with his creative knits. Designers were going wild with imagination and taking advantage of all the yarns available at the time.

This is a classic
V-Neck Missoni Knit Sweater available from Hemlock Vintage



Celebrity images finally made it to knitwear. Thanks to the new technolgy and acrylic fibers. Awesome Groucho Marx Dress. Courtesy of www.thevintagebungalow.com


I just found this amazing Sant'Angelo Knit Dress with Bi-Plane Illustration. Its fun to find a dress and then find something in the press about your item. The above mentioned Time article mentions this exact dress...


QUOTE (1973 Time Magazine Article Fashion is an Honest Sweater)...

"There are many reasons for the new sweater enthusiasm. Selections in both color and style are wider than ever. In both London and New York, a big seller is the dolman (or batwing) version, which has long, wide sleeves growing out of its wide waistband. There are snug, armless sweater tubes and long sweater dresses. Many sweaters now sport knitted-in portraits of people or animals. Betsey Johnson's "ecology" line features trees and fish; Giorgio di Sant'Angelo portrays a plane taking off. Stan Herman's trompe 1'oeil sweater dresses have fake belts and scarves knitted into the material. Others contrast jazzy colors, stripes and polka dots in dazzling juxtaposition. "Sweaters are completely different now," says Sant'Angelo. "We have these fabulous synthetic yarns and colors." Says Herman: "Sweaters are the only way to dress.""

And I agree with with him whole heartedly!!!!!!!

5 comments:

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

like your blog chris, will add it to my blog roll on both my blogs...

xx

Justin said...
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fuzzylizzie said...

Pretty nifty, having the magazine article that describes your dress!

listitcafe said...

I thought it was neat too..... Just that Troll luck again.

Eric said...

These vintage sweaters are gorgeous! I really love them.