Vogue Pattern Book, December/January 1960
Most of you guessed the correct identity of the designer in yesterday's Parting Shot. It is Karl Lagerfeld. The article in the magazine is an article on the history of the couture house of Jean Patou. At the time this was written, Patou himself had already passed on years before and the directors had hired a new designer just the year or so before this article, a young man in his mid-twenties, Karl Roland Lagerfeld. Here are a few more photos of him at work, before the white ponytail, sunglasses and gloves.
The article also has a drawing of a new pattern designed for Vogue's Paris Original line for that season, #1466; by Patou, but likely by Lagerfeld.
Other couture house news for Vogue pattern company is the addition of the house of Dior to their Paris Original pattern line. These fashion might have designed been by Yves St. Laurent, who was close to the end of his employment with Dior in the 1959/1960 time frame. A hobble skirted fashion was also shown along with these two designs, and was something he did work on at Dior during that time period.
In addition to a few pages devoted to the jackets and skirts of the season there was an article on "The Little Crepe Dress". This was touted as the dress of choice for both day and evening wear. I really liked this photo of a green dress:
I also liked this photo because of the relative simplicity of the look with the zebra print handbag.
This cinnamon brown color dress is also from the house of Patou:
There are still things I could show you from this magazine, but those are what I felt were the highlights.
On Monday, I'll show you the finished Liberty vintage shirt.
Parting Shot: Careful. Wellie is so nosy that if he hears something outside, he'll balance precariously on the ledge, window sill and doorknob to see out. We've seen him do this many times, but this is the first time I was able to photograph it.