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Lanvin’s Feminist Decade

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Bustown Modern, a constant source of vintage inspiration and great finds, published an astute blog post last year called “Lanvin’s Invisible Decade,” which you can read in its entirety here. While Bustown dismisses the label’s ubiquitous shirt dresses from the 1970s, we here at This Week’s Look take a different view. Those iconic, printed shirt dresses Lanvin churned out during the disco era may not represent the pinnacle of fashion, but those stretchy, often polyester, frocks reflect a rarely seen facet of the ’70s. They offer us a rare look at what every day women were wearing to work, to the grocery store, to pick up the kids, prepare meals, to do basically everything because, while moms were working, dads still felt entitled to do less around the house. As such, fashion had to be comfortable, versatile, easy to launder, and affordable.

So this week, we pay homage to Lanvin’s Feminist Decade, which is certainly not as titillating as the glamorous disco-era fashions of the ’70s, but a fitting tribute to all those women who work hard for the money. So hard for it, honey.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin iconic logo shirt dress with matching belt from SararaVintage on etsy. $200.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin equestrian-print, shirtdress with matching neck tie and belt, purchased on eBay for $25.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin equestrian-print, shirt dress with matching neck tie and belt, purchased on eBay for $25.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin op art shirt dress with matching belt from recollectvint on etsy. $170.
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Vintage Lanvin shirt dress with matching belt on eBay. Current bid $100.

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Vintage 1970s feline print Lanvin shirt dress on eBay. Current bid $189 (close up of print below).

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Vintage 1970s silk Lanvin dress with trumpet sleeves and ruffled hem from Revolveexchange on etsy. $156.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin logo shirt dress from Bustown Modern. $140.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirt dress in a satiny print (see close up of fabric below) from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirtdress in a satiny print (look closely to see this great pattern and detail) from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

Close up of the above vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirt dress in a satiny print from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

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Vintage 1970s geometric print Lanvin maxi dress with matching neck tie from BlackPearlVintage on etsy. $125.

Vintage 1970s op art print button down shirt from Threadhunter on etsy. $35

Vintage 1960s-70s op art print button down shirt from Threadhunter on etsy. $35

A Nod to Mod

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This week we usher in the month of March in a modly mood, despite the disappointing fact that “modly” is not a word. But as the saying goes, rules are made to be broken. We have a monstrous, wildly bureaucratic justice system built on that very notion.

Back to March. You’re not really winter, you’re not really spring, you weird and wily month. We think you will agree, march is a much better verb than it is a noun. That’s why we’re going on a modly march this March. The first installment in our March nod to mod begins with the classic 1960s dress. This week, we curated for you a collection of the most exquisite vintage dresses on eBay, all still up for bid. Click on each image below to see the individual seller’s listing.

Matching neck and cuff ruffs trim this super mod, long-sleeve, Young Edwardian-like party frock. $350 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s color-block knit dress by the iconic Biba. Sailor-style, drop waist ribbed skirt with hip slung belt loops.

Rare, vintage 1960s signed Paganne dress on eBay. $249.99 or make an offer.

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Vintage 1960s illusion dress with white net laced over a light tan, rayon slip. $233 on eBay.

Vintage, late-1960s Lilli Ann color-block dress with matching, belted coat. This two-piece dream is constructed in a wool knit, dominated by blue with ivory and mustard suede trim. $199 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s shift dress with matching coat. The royal blue, sleeveless dress is edged at the neck and armholes with a paler shade of blue. The double-breasted coat combines the two shades of blue in a great geometric pattern. Label check: Original Design by Gina Teresa, 100% Pure Wool, Made in British Hong Kong. $175 on eBay, or make an offer.

Breathtaking 1960s pearly day dress with an oversized bow neckline and bracelet length sleeves. $175 on eBay, or make an offer.

Mixed-media in space. Vintage 1960s silver dropped-waist party dress with a mini-skirt of fluffy, white feathers. $170 on eBay.

Vintage Sears Fashion

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Kestrin and Jonathan, a fashionable and multi-talented couple here on the L.A. scene, recently made a baby, as well as a feature-length film. I’m not sure in which order, as baby and film are both currently in post-production, but at some point in the process there was a baby shower/baby naming competition with brackets and everything, and it was on that evening that the couple gifted me with a book called Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs. Never before has friendship rang so harmoniously, as if they periscoped down into my true inner being and retrieved a polyester pants suit.

The aforementioned book served as our inspiration this week, as we scrubbed etsy and eBay clean of vintage fashions from the near-extinct Sears chain of department stores. Hell, we even found stuff for men too. Click on each image below to see the individual listing.

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Vintage 1960s striped Sears slacks with orange trim from ancestorvintage on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1960s purple pop mod shirt dress from QuirkyQuriosities on etsy. $26.

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Vintage 1970s, men’s size 9.5 D, caramel leather Beatle boots from vintagedame on etsy. $55.

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Vintage “Dazed and Confused” high waist jeans by Sears from Fiftyleven on etsy. $29.

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Vintage 1970s pastel green secretary to disco dress by Sears. $32 from NewmanHall on etsy.

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Vintage Sears “Kings Road” collection brown plaid slacks from atlasclothingco on etsy. $20.

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Vintage 1960s bold and bright, fringed sweater vest by Sears fromneonthreadsdesigns on etsy. $37.

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Vintage long-sleeved polo sweater by Sears’ King’s Road line. $28 from pandaJpanda on etsy.

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Vintage 1960s snow white gogo dress by Sears Roebuck Jr. $28 from ShuuShuubyLulu on etsy.

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I can just see one of you asshole, painfully urban dwellers wearing this vintage, oxblood puffy ski vest from Sears. $30 from LaPouleNoire on etsy.

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Vintage 1970s floral print secretary dress by Sears. Current bid on eBay $19.99.

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Vintage 1960s Sears “Clingalon” leotard from RogueRetro on etsy. $22.

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Vintage 1960s Sears secretary dress with ascot tie from WindingRoadVintage on etsy. $38.

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Vintage 1970s Penguin knock-off, cranberry, long-sleeved polo with white piping by Sears. $15 from RipCityRetro on etsy.

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Vintage 1970s glen plaid belted trench by Sears from collectivethreads on etsy. $39.

Fashionstar Galactica

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This week on etsy, we found this party-winning, vintage maxi dress/space toga with matching, asymmetrical shawl. Perfect for making an entrance or discovering new galaxies. A Vogue Paris Original. Click on the images below to see the seller’s listing.

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November 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Twenty-Five Terrific Tunics

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Tunics are so versatile, particularly during the cooler months when you can layer them over pants or leggings as a top, or over thick, opaque tights as a mini dress. This week we have assembled for you a collection of 25 very wearable vintage (or vintage-inspired) tunics, all available on etsy and eBay as of today. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

Vintage 1960s bright red tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $24.99.

Vintage-inspired cotton sateen mini-dress made by seedclothing on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s Mondrian-ish, space-age tunic by Vera on eBay. Current bid $16.99.

Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent sweater tunic from ArtifactVintage on etsy. $350.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s Pucci-esque tent tunic on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage Byblos turtleneck tunic from BlancheandEleganza on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s black and metallic gold tunic from aiseirigh on etsy. $88.

Unusual Anna Sui jacket, dress, or tunic – you choose – from OwlVintage on etsy. $155.

Vintage 1960s peacock blue sweater tunic on eBay. Current bid $17.98.

Vintage 1960s Mr. Dino tribal tunic on eBay. Current bid $36.

Vintage 1970s Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue leopard print sweater tunic on eBay. $99.

Vintage 1960s double-knit tunic on eBay. Current bid $9.

Vintage 1970s Marimekko op art tunic/dress from worldmarketproductio on etsy. $95.

Vintage 1970s so Charlie’s Angels tunic pants suit on eBay. Current bid $150.

Vintage 1970s belted disco tunic in autumn colors on eBay. Current bid $38.99.

Vintage 1980s or 1990s cotton tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

Cotton -t-shirt tunic dress with lace sleeves and Peter Pan collar. Two colors available, made by DressupComeon on etsy. $32 each.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s convertible, belted, disco tunic (can be a skirt too!) on eBay. Current bid $19.

Vintage 1960s, space age, seafoam green, high neck tunic on eBay. Current bid $68.

Vintage 1960s mod tunic or super-mini dress from LucyRayRetro on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s wool tunic with metallic trim from retromomo on etsy. $40.

Vintage 1960s hand made tunic from boiledegg on etsy. $120.

Vintage 1960s St. John Knits apple green tunic pants suit from Planetclairevintage on etsy. $92.

Vintage 1960s velvet tunic with bell sleeves from 4birdsvintage on etsy. $95.

Vintage Guy Laroche geometric turtleneck tunic on eBay. Current bid $39.99.

Memoirs of a Disco Queen

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This week we found this stunning, 1970s ultra-draped cocoon caftan with plunging neckline and dramatic kimono sleeves. Current bid on eBay is $38. Click on the images below to see the seller’s eBay listing.

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October 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Summer Bulletin

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This Week’s Look will be back from summer hiatus in full force sometime after Labor Day. Until then, enjoy this vintage 1960s mini romper we found on etsy this week. Zip it all the way up the neck for a super mod look. Click on the images below to see the seller’s listing.

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August 20, 2012 at 10:48 pm