@70sstyleanddesign

A huge obit of #ginafratini in the @guardian (by brilliant writer #veronicahowell) recently reminded us of this #fashiondesigner feted in the early #1970s for her flouncy, fairytale frocks – #voguemagazine fashion editor at the time, #gracecoddington, described them as 'cobblestone-brushing dresses'. Fratini's elaborate confections were made of sumptuous silks and cottons embellished with ribbons and lace. She was one of the #royalcollegeofart 's first fashion students (in 1947), one of her main clients was #princessdiana and the love of her life was #anthonynewley. Here #jerryhall bestrides a horse in #jamaica (a striking and rather bizarre image by #normanparkinson for @voguemagazine in #1975) in a #fratini #camisole, #skirt and #overshirt in gorgeous azure. #1970sfashion #britishfashiondesigners #fairytaledresses #fairytalefashion @thejerryhall #1970sstyle #1970svintage #1970sstyleanddesign

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