#TBT: 5 Best L.A. Mag Looks from the 1960s

L.A. Fashion Week may be over, but we’d be more than happy to don any of these chic options
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Maybe we were inspired by mod style icon Peggy Moffitt’s participation in L.A. Fashion Week earlier this month (though her runway looks, created with designer Evelina Galli, were decidedly contemporary). Regardless, we’re really feeling these groovy looks from the archives.

August 1963
August 1963

Los Angeles magazine staff

Unfortunately the black and white photograph doesn’t do White Stag’s homage to Picasso ski parka justice; Luckily the pants (which “are stretch, of course”) pair with the “orange, red, yellow, green and blue” of the jacket. Why this wintery look was featured in the August issue of Los Angeles magazine remains a delightful mystery.

September 1963
September 1963

Christa

Mrs. Pereira (wife of famed architect William Pereira, who designed LACMA) models a “capucine-and-black checked jacket cut in cape-like dimensions” in her living room of her “stunning contemporary home, which combines unusual and rare accessories such as this gem-studded reclining Buddha.”

November 1966
November 1966

The caption says this dress is perfect for “after-theatre and restaurant dining” but where couldn’t you wear this mod black velvet dress?

November 1964
November 1964

Alberto Rizzo

Any fashion spread titled “Gowns for Candlelight” is pretty much guaranteed to be awesome. These two dresses don’t disappoint: a black-lace-over-gold ball gown and a quilted shell pink silk evening dress.

May 1964
May 1964

Los Angeles magazine staff

Ok, honestly, we couldn’t come up with a better caption than the original: “Hypnotizing high spirits of Rosemary Bowe (Mrs. Robert Stack) naturally enhance this deepest of necklined swimsuits indicative of the Great Plunge in feminine apparel for ’64. The top reverse side of Rudi Gernreich’s black wool suit for Harmon Kintwear is checkerboarded and furtively reaches around to knot under the bosom.”

 

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