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26 February 2011 @ 02:17 am
Anyone knowledgeable on 70's fashion?  
I've recently become interested in 1970's fashion and music, but since I've never really been much into fashion before, I'm pretty much a complete ignoramus. I've been doing some reading, but it's hard to grasp the subtleties and nuances of a bygone era in the way someone would who lived it. Anyway, I've been slowly accumulating a 70's wardrobe, and I picked up a dress today that I think might be a real treasure. I've tried looking up the designer and style, but I feel like I don't have the fashion vocabulary to do this in a useful way, so I didn't find much of anything. So here I am appealing to you lovely folks in the hopes that someone here knows about 70's fashion and can tell me I managed to get myself a really good deal.

Current Location: Seattle, WA
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The Popeletsstealatank on February 26th, 2011 10:53 am (UTC)
Daniel Hechter was a one of the early designers to execute what's known today as ready to wear.

He retired a few years ago, but the label is still ran. His biggest success was in seventies leisure wear. He, like many designers, specialized in high end retail and trends.

Before Ready to Wear, high end fashion was made Haute Couture. Haute Couture are pieces made with custom measurements. For menswear, this is referred to as Bespoke.

Ready-to-wear started in the thirties and further grew into a staple by the seventies.

I'd date this piece in the seventies, due to the color combination and the butterfly collar.

It's your basic shirtdress. I'm gonna guess its a wool polyester blend, but I could be wrong.

If it hits at mid calf, it's what is to be referred to as "tea length".

Cinched waist and what looks to be a western style shirt yoke.

Overall, a cute dress. Sort of the vibe a seventies chick could get into.

Does this help?
Rowan: Movies - TG - Happyskjaere on February 27th, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
Cheers! Yes, that's more or less what I wanted to know.