Thursday, 20 Jan 2022

Springtime Blues

Today the DCGF is pulling another page or two from the Fashion of Goodwill Spring Look Book. Why? Because the pictures are so darn gorgeous, and the vintage clothes especially are so darn amazing!

The first outfit was custom made in France from fabric sourced in Africa. Actually, the pieces were not originally designed to be worn together, but I think they complement each other nicely, don’t you? The top is a woven cotton, button-front collarless blouse with elbow-length puff sleeves and a banded waist. There is a bit of yellowing at the neckline due to the age of the fabric, but otherwise it’s beautiful. You’ll see in the look book that even though this blouse is nearly 50 years old, it looks just as fresh and modern with a pair of dark rinse jeans and Dior sunglasses as any new top.

The print of the skirt reminds me of Delft Pottery. It’s of a heavier cotton than the top and features a paperbag waist and calf-length hemline. It would look simply gorgeous with a simple white tee and sandals for summertime. I love it! Both items will be up for auction on within 24 hours.

The second outfit is just a dress. Ha. Just a dress. Kinda like a Porsche is just a car. This stunning vintage beauty is also French-made and it’s a shirtdress like none you’ve ever seen. From the pointed collar to the buttoned 3/4-length sleeves to the wide pleated calf-length skirt, you’ll fall in love with this woven-cotton printed frock.

Doesn’t it make you want to serve tea on a balcony somewhere? Or twirl around in a garden? Or lounge on a settee and read Sartre? Or Vogue?

I’m in love. All of these pieces are equivalent to a modern size 6-8 of average height. There are no tags on any of the pieces, though, and I would encourage spot-cleaning and steaming to keep them clean and in pristine condition.