Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Looking back to 1965

When browsing through some of my old photos,  saw some of the party we attended
Last year we were invited to a friends 50th birthday party and on the invite it stipulated to dress like it was 1965.

I've always been a fan of this chic dress, which was designed by Yves St. Laurent back in 1965. Maybe I could run up a similar dress to wear as it looked like it would be simple to make
So off to the Fabric Shop I went, to buy some linen fabric and in the colours of the original dress.
Had fun sewing up the dress and that is what I wore on the night.

It became known as the Mondrian Collection and was inspired by the abstract paintings of the Dutch, De Stijl Artist, Piet Mondrian.
Yves St Laurent designed a group of bold dresses on interesting, intersecting black stripes and blocks of primary colours.  
 The Mondrian Collection was featured on the front cover of French Vogue in 1965.
 It was a fun party and good to see what everyone wore on the night.

thank you for your sweet comments and visits
Have a happy week
hugs
Carolyn

29 comments:

  1. Your dress is just beautiful - love it!
    Look´s like a great party too...
    Titti

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  2. You did a fabulous job with this Mondrian inspired dress, dear Carolyn. I hope you won't wait until the next 60s party to wear it again. It suits you very well.
    Have a happy week!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  3. Hello Carolyn,
    I think those were some of St-Laurent's most inspired pieces. They are gorgeous and what a fun idea for a party!
    Big hug
    Giac

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  4. Carolyn ...both you and your dress look amazing.
    A fun idea for a 50th party.

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

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  5. fabulous I loved the clothes of the 1950's 60's era
    Love all you share

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  6. My dear Carolyn,
    you look beautiful in this Dress! Thank you for those lovely pictures!
    Have a wonderful week, my dear friend,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings,
    and ...BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY :O) ( Did you get my mail? )
    Claudia xo

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  7. I always loved the shift dress as it was called back then. You did a fabulous job with yours and you must wear it.

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  8. That is a fantastic dress!! You and the dress make an amazing team!

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  9. Great dress ...lovely party.....and a good year.....the year i was born too.....have a Nice week Ria x ❤️

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  10. Hi Carolyn, WOW you look fabulous in that 1965 inspired dress. You are a talented designer and got the look perfect. What a gorgeous job you did sewing it. Such a great party idea to go with the birthday year!!Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings for a great week my friend. xo

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  11. Oh, what a super dress!!! You sure are very skilled at sewing, dear Carolyn!!! I am certain all your friends were amazed at the party!!! And Yves St Laurent would love to see you wearing this dress!!!

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  12. Oh I love the Mondrian dress! Awesome pics, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  13. Dearest Carolyn,
    You really did well in creating that perfect dress for the themed party.
    Oh yes, I remember that style too well and of course country man Piet Mondrian.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  14. Yes I remember those dresses. You did a wonderful job in making one yourself, well done.

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  15. I do remember the original, famous dress design and look. How clever to use your sewing skills to recreated it for the party!

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  16. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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  17. WOW, desreast Carolyn, you did a great job! Your dress looks like the original and you look faboulous with it! I'm unfortunately not the type for sixties-style! It's to tight, to "twiggie" ..., I need dresses with a small waist and a deep cutout... (I just look good in fifties and sixties-style ;o))
    Lots of hugs, my dear!
    Traude
    http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2016/05/thema-palmol-was-konnen-wir-tun-teil-1.html

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  18. You look absolutely great in the dress Carolyn! Wish I could sew like you.

    Have a lovely day!

    Madelief x

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  19. Hi dear Carolyn ,, su look es muy vintage ,, me encanta como le queda ese lindo vestido,,
    espero que tengas un buen día
    Cariños

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  20. What fun idea for the party! The dress is gorgeous
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  21. What an interesting and bold dress, Carolyn. I personally love this era, as I was born during this time. You look darling in the dress, and you're so talented that you can just sew what you want to wear that day. It reminds me of my sweet mom who sewed all our clothes.

    Have a pleasant rest of the week, my friend.

    love, ~Sheri

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  22. A 60's party sounds a so fun idea!
    And such cute dress you did, looks so good on you! :D
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  23. Oh wow! Great dress! It's quite timeless, really. You are so talented. Have a lovely weekend! xoxo

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  24. I have seen one of the YSL dresses in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Yours looks fabulous! Groetjes,
    Hetty

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  25. Carolyn, You did a fantastic job on your dress!!!

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