Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Latest vintage convergence, 1963 and Jean Shrimpton

I am always excited to find a vintage image to match one of my vintage finds, and this one surprised me. I sold this outfit, with tags attached, four years ago. The set had no maker’s label, but it sold originally (for the rather high price of $99.90) at Seattle’s Frederick and Nelson. I liked the outfit, especially its quality, but found it slightly oppressively matching and the colors were not obviously beckoning to me.

Then I found this image of Jean Shrimpton in front of the Statue of Liberty, dated 1963:

And suddenly it was hard not to love the outfit!

Have a look at my other vintage convergences if you like.