HELLO BILLY, COME AND SEE PARIS!

Written by  on September 29, 2013

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I hope that you will enjoy viewing this delightful  vintage example of  a rare children’s book from 1945 entitled “Hello Billy, Come and see Paris”, based on an idea conceived by M.L. Reiset and lavishly ilustrated throughout by Jen Trubert. Billy joins his French chum Jacques for a grand-sight-seeing tour of  the French capital’s leading historic and breath-taking scenic spots – nostalgique et charmant !

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‘REVOLUTIONARY ALLIANCE’ G.Q. MENSWEAR EDITORIAL NOVEMBER 1965

Written by  on September 13, 2013

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Here is a rare treat – a menswear fashion editorial from GQ, November 1965 issue; it’s a stylish and colourful celebration of Autumn and Winter attire for the cold season and was snapped on location in Moscow – Наслаждайтесь!

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LOUIS VUITTON MENSWEAR AUTUMN/WINTER 2013

Written by  on September 12, 2013

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Luxury brand Louis Vuitton’s Autumn/Winter 2013 menswear show was a celebration/union of French craftsmanship and British artisans.Kim Jones, the brand’s menswear designer, showed an eclectic mix of Himalayan mountain-climbers along with the dandiest of tuxedos/eveningwear.It was the look-of-luxe – -out in full force, utilising such luxury fabrics as cashmere and astrakhan trimmed with impossibly- indulgent furs – such as beaver, fox and mink.London milliner Stephen Jones created the cutting-edge slouch knit hats while the Chapman brothers – Jake & Dinos, produced the eye-catching/show-stopping prints, which illuminated the collection/proceedings to spectacular effect.

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VINTAGE HAUTE COUTURE SKETCHES

Written by  on September 12, 2013

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More exquisite fashion sketches from yester-year, featuring models by some of the world’s greatest-ever couturiers, including Hardy Amies, Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain and Norman Hartnell.

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FEMME FATALES BY ROBERT McGINNIS

Written by  on September 11, 2013

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More colourful and exotic examples of Robert McGinnis’ amazing artwork from the 1960s and 70s.The focus here is on the legion of sexy and exotic, charismatic and erotic legion of femme fatales
which he created with  such finesse and supreme attention to detail.Robert McGinnis is a member of the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame and is the subject of a documentary film: ” Robert McGinnis: Painting the Last Rose of Summer”, directed by Paul Jilbert.

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BALLET DANCERS PAPER DOLLS BY MERRILL

Written by  on September 11, 2013

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MARY BLAIR: CONCEPT ART FOR ‘CINDERELLA’

Written by  on September 4, 2013

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Mary Blair (October 21, 1911 – July 26 1978) was a leading art & animation artist for the Walt Disney company.Amongst the wonderful archive of concept art she produced for Disney are these gorgeous storyboards for the company’s 1950 production of ‘Cinderella’.Enjoy!

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IMAGES: © Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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INDESTRUCTIBLE CAPTAIN SCARLET!

Written by  on September 4, 2013

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This fabulous collection of artwork was used for the end-titles sequence of the Gerry Anderson hit show ‘Captain Scarlet’, which first aired in Britain in September 1967.The paintings were created by the celebrated artist Ron Embleton and depicted Captain Scarlet in all sorts of dire/deadly situations, which of course he always survived, because he was INDESTRUCTIBLE!

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House Of Retro/Gary Alston makes no claim to the ownership of images shown on thispage; copyright remains with the respective owner(s).

ZUHAIR MURAD: HAUTE COUTURE AUTUMN/WINTER 2013

Written by  on September 3, 2013

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Zuhair Murad’s latest haute couture collection was staged in  a hotel on the ritzy Avenue Foch, Paris; making an impact/attention-grabbing/getting is what this show was all about – a rich concoction of dripping sequins, jewel colours and Ostrich feather/Art Deco flourishes, all designed to elicit maximum WOW!

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 House Of Retro/Gary Alston makes no claim to the ownership of images shown on thispage; copyright remains with the respective owner(s).

THOSE DAPPER GENTS #2

Written by  on September 1, 2013

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Yet more sartorial elegance from yester-year with this stunning selection of vintage menswear fashion-plates featuring a very handsome selection of finely-tailored overcoats for the Autumn season ahead!

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House Of Retro/Gary Alston makes no claim to the ownership of images shown on thispage; copyright remains with the respective owner(s).