Patterns in Vogue: Striking Gold

Detail, "Striking Gold" photo by Deborah Turbeville, 1979
Detail, Vogue, November 1979. Photo: Deborah Turbeville.

“Striking Gold,” a 1979 editorial by the late Deborah Turbeville, includes a two-page Vogue Patterns spread that has a festive sparkle.

Turbeville’s photo shows four seated models dressed in shimmery charmeuse and lamé; two wear off-the-rack clothing. The two featured patterns (at centre and far right) were made up in gold-pistachio lamé from Bloomingdale’s (click to enlarge):

Striking Gold: Vogue Patterns photographed in gold-pistachio lamé by Deborah Turbeville, 1979
Striking Gold: Vogue Patterns. Vogue, November 1979. Photo: Deborah Turbeville.

The patterns are Vogue 2105 by Christian Dior and Very Easy Vogue 2182 by Oscar de la Renta.

You can see the rest of the shoot at Sighs and Whispers (larger scans at the Fashion Spot).

Happy holidays, everyone!

3 thoughts on “Patterns in Vogue: Striking Gold

  1. I am always attracted to shiny fabric on the roll, but like it less on the body. In reflecting light it makes everyone look a little bigger. A popular UK TV series set in Northern Ireland – The Fall – has Gillian Anderson wearing a lot of satin blouses so I expect we will see more of them over here very soon. I know I am tempted.

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