Angeleen

Angeleen on the cover of Vogue UK, February 1974
Angeleen on the cover of British Vogue, February 1974. Photo: Norman Parkinson. Image via Alice Mary Barnes.

Southern beauty queen and model Angeleen (1950-2009) is a familiar face to vintage pattern aficionados. Born Angelina Marie Gagliano, she was also a keen equestrian—she is the model in Chris von Wangenheim’s circa 1975 series Untitled (Woman with horse). (It’s her horse. See prints at Christie’s and Staley-Wise Gallery.) Her son, Jason Storch, has posted a short bio here.

Angeleen did a lot of work for Simplicity, McCall’s, and especially Vogue Patterns in the mid-1970s. Here she is on the cover of a Very Easy Vogue catalogue:

Vogue catalogue March 1976
Very Easy Vogue Patterns catalogue, March 1976. Image via eBay.

Angeleen can be seen on some of the earliest Vogue patterns from Sonia Rykiel, Chloé, and Calvin Klein:

1970s Sonia Rykiel pattern, Vogue 1379
Vogue 1379 by Sonia Rykiel (1976) Image via the Vintage Patterns Wiki.
Vogue 1424 by Chloé
Vogue 1424 by Chloé (1976)
1970s Calvin Klein pattern, Vogue 1369
Vogue 1369 by Calvin Klein (1976) Image via Etsy.

Here she models Halston’s spiral-cut dress for McCall’s (see Dustin’s recent post on this pattern here):

1970s Halston pattern featuring Angeleen, McCall's 5103
McCall’s 5103 by Halston (1976) Image via Make Mine Vogue.

My personal favourite patterns featuring Angeleen are the ones for ’70s evening wear, like these designs from Balmain and Lanvin:

Vogue 1218 by Pierre Balmain
Vogue 1218 by Pierre Balmain (1975) Image via the Vintage Patterns Wiki.
Vogue 1147 by Lanvin
Vogue 1147 by Lanvin (1975) Image via the Vintage Patterns Wiki.

See youthquaker’s blog and facebook for more photos of Angeleen from British Vogue. Thanks to Jason Storch for his assistance.

8 thoughts on “Angeleen

  1. I’ve known the face for quite a while, but never knew the name. When a model is known by her first name it usually means that she made it! She modelled for many of my favourite patterns from the 1970’s, I’m a fan of all those pictured above. It’s sad to hear that Angeleen is no longer around.

  2. I would like to get the contact details of Angeleen Gagliano’s son Jason Storch. I knew his mother briefly and would like to pass on some information.
    Regards, Margaret Sexton

  3. I went to school with Angie, and have been trying to locate her for years. So sorry to hear she passed away. She spent many of days and nights with my family, when she was on the outs with her step dad, Frank. Would love to know more. I loved her dearly!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.