I love looking through old magazines. There's always the genuine horror of seeing something you once loved suddenly looking ridiculous, a phenomenon which fascinates me no end. And then there are the rarer things that still look beautiful years later: well to this beholder, anyway. I'd love to know what you think...
Above: truant school girls in checked Loretta di Lorenzo pantaloni and Di Micheli caps. Photographs by Arthur Elgort. Vogue Italia, October 1982. Below: a photograph by Peter Lindbergh from the same magazine. I would like that entire outfit -- especially the fine Scapa of Scotland fair isle vest -- right now!
Above: Follow Me Gentlemen, March/ May 1984. Photograph by Graham Shearer. (OK, I admit it's not just about the fair isle pattern on the sweater. )
Above and below: English Elle, April 1987. I could never resist a bit of Liberty, and I think these colours and combinations are just beautiful.
Below: Lei Italia, August 1990. Apron by Fendissime, L40.000 circa. I love wearing aprons. I think they should always be the height of fashion.