Friday, November 9, 2012

Style & Textile in Vogue 1955

I just thought I'd share a few scans from copies of Vogue magazine, 1955. These are taken from the February, March and April issues. I'm especially in love with the Wemco "Trans-World" fabrics, in (somewhat random) association with TWA - I've looked around online for more examples of this line but I'm drawing a blank. The red starburst design especially just epitomises fabric design of the era. I love that there were adverts for actual fabric back then, rather than RTW fashion - I'm sure you don't get fabric adverts in Vogue now (not that I read it, so correct me if I'm wrong). I also find it interesting that at the time it seems common to have a retailer and fabric house run joint adverts, so you have the Frank Usher ad tagged with the byline "in Gazelle cotton".





4 comments:

  1. I love the TWA fabric connection too- very randomly 'everything is futuristic, even cotton' and 50s!

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  2. I love old copies of Vogue, I'd give anything to collect them. But have you seen the price of the things? Eyewatering!

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  3. Oh how my 1950s loving soul adores these fantastic mid-century fabrics (and fashions). Each one is such a great work of art, and makes me wish that I could hop in a time machine and go buy all of them up right now! :)


    Wishing you an awesome weekend,
    ♥ Jessica

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  4. I always thought being a textile designer would be so dreamy. If only I could paint!

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