I think I'm in love.
Oscar Wilde once said "Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months." Well, seventies fashion was so imaginative that it has been derided and laughed for the past 30+ years. I think it's time we look at it with fresh eyes and realize our current day's "fashion" (if that's even what it can be called) is so blah and forgettable that perhaps we shouldn't be casting stones.
So, here's another edition of needlework fashion. Just some scans from various needlework mags I've accumulated. This time, try to put aside preconceived notions, and maybe - just maybe - you'll look at seventies fashion as if for the first time and say, "you know, this stuff is actually pretty cool". Score 1 for Retrospace.
McCall's Needlework magazine Spring-Summer 1976
From Ladies Home Journal Needle & Craft magazine Fall-Winter 1975
Aren't these nick-nacks just adorable? (And by "adorable" I mean "terrifying")