In the mid-1960s, Helmut Newton photographed a two-page Vogue Patterns editorial for Vogue magazine on location at Wanda Beach, near Sydney, Australia.
The editorial features two pieces from a single beachwear pattern: Vogue 6211. The cowl-neck coverup is shown in white terry cloth, the one-piece drawstring bathing suit in double-knit Orlon; the linen hats are by Adolfo and Halston (click to enlarge):
As always, back views and yardage could be found in the back of the magazine:
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5 thoughts on “Patterns in Vogue: Helmut Newton at the Beach”
I would gladly wear a shorter version of that cowl-neck top!
I just bought Simplicity 6191, version 3 resembles the Adolfo hat (bottom seam not cut up in back but simple enough to change it up). Frankly, I was surprised to see it here, kept thinking it more of the helmets of the stewardesses in 2001 by Hardy Amies (http://hardyamies.com/heritage/)
I hadn’t seen that hat pattern– thanks for linking to it! I recently featured one of those 2001 stewardess helmets, which are actually by Frederick Fox:
I’d never have expected to see Helmut Newton photographing Vogue Patterns, that’s for sure. Amazing.
Wow. Could you imagine someone like A Leibowitz or the like, doing Vogue patterns today!