October 6, 2009

SPACE FASHION

SPACE FASHION
The Baby Boom, the Bomb, and the Space Race- what I like to call the three "booms" of influence on the world of the imagination during the Cold War. I recently posted a short piece, Fear and Fashion, about Space-Age aesthetics and the development of new materials in clothing design. My fascination continues and I have uncovered some wonderful treasures on Youtube recently. Spy Vibers may remember that Astro-Mod looks were popular on both sides of the Iron Curtain, though the stand-out names that come up tend to be Courreges, Rabbane, and Cardin, and the unforgettable costumes from The 10th Victim, Barbarella, and Danger Diabolik (and Roman Coppola's CQ). In this fashion news clip, we get to look through the capsule window of a West German designer (unnamed in the clip), who has offered us cool variations on the whole moon girl image!

2 comments:

  1. There's a lot of crossover between the spy and space designs of the sixties.

    Bavi's design and outfits for Planet of the Vampires definitely belong alongside Diabolik.

    Also check out Essy Persson in Mission: Stardust. Basically anything Antonio Margheriti worked on has a gorgeous spy vibe to it.

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  2. I'm a big fan of Bava's Planet of the Vampires- largely due to those great costumes! That's a planned topic for a future post :)

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