♥ ~ A reinvention of classical elegance ~ ♥
Jean Patou is credited with inventing sportswear fashion during the early part of the 20th century. In the 1960’s when classical elegance gave way to Mary Quant’s mini skirt, Andre Courrege’s mini dress, and the more avant garde art inspired fashions such as Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian Look , the fashion house of Patou upheld it’s philosophy for casual chic and elegant fashion.
This 1960’s pattern by the fashion house of Jean Patou and published by Vogue Paris Original patterns shows the casual chic elegance of Patou’s philosophy – a long slim line panel skirt and shirt style blouse with a wide pointed winged collar, box pleat pockets resembling a safari jacket, an accentuated waistline through the use of tucks, and bell shaped kimono style sleeves with gussets. The combination of these design elements illustrate the fusion of casual sportswear with conspicuous chic elegance and perhaps the birth of post-modern fashion as we know it today.
Mooshi has reproduced this blouse in a cream wool flannel with a silk organza underlining and embroidered a collar applique with lattice embroidery and silk ribbon work. The use of black striped ribbon for flower petals creates interest and a point of difference whilst accentuating and drawing attention to the shoulders of this striking 1960’s silhouette.
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