31 december 2011

Lily pads and Grès

This ad did not run long enough, judging by the selection of magazines from 1977 that I have managed to get my hands on, to become a classic in the general sense, but to me it certainly is. The perfect bottle of Grès replacing the flower of the lily is simple but ingenious.

A less frequently featured image by Guy Bourdin.

Janice Dickinson in a tripple skirt by Basile.

Jerry Hall for Pinault.

27 december 2011

Walk away in silence

Walter Albini's ads from the 70s appeared mostly in Italian publications and they were amazing. This one, however, is from Vogue Paris from 1977. The incredible colors and the daring nature of the ad - to have an ad for fashion where the garment itself can barely be seen - is very impressive.

One of those very early Gianni Versace ads - also, like the Albini ad above, with the theme of escape. Getting away from it all, even from the shoot, or the ad itself.

An YSL illustration.

On the go b/w Ducrot ad.

18 december 2011


Delicious indeed is this cover from December 1978 of British Vogue, shot by Alex Chatelain and featuring Kim Alexis in full on Yves Saint Laurent.

The ravishing Miss Dickinson wearing Krizia gear.

Some very convincing Dunhill ad.

A shot of Kim Alexis.

11 december 2011

Say it with a straw

Lycra ad outtake from 1974.

Lovely dress.

Beauty shot.

Keep your head cool.

4 december 2011

Charles Jourdan shines a light

A classic, if perhaps lesser known, Charles Jourdan ad.

Can a table get much greener?

A black vinyl and cotton embroidery dress by Courréges.

All hugs for Yves Saint Laurent.