Patterns in Vogue: Moon-White Jumpsuits

Françoise Rubartelli (née Schluter) in hooded jumpsuit pattern Vogue 6376
Françoise Rubartelli in Vogue, January 1965. Photo: Franco Rubartelli. Image: Vogue Archive.

From Diana Vreeland’s Vogue, a mid-1960s Franco Rubartelli editorial featuring Françoise Rubartelli in two white jumpsuits made with Vogue patterns — or as Vogue puts it, “Two jumpsuit patterns with lean moon-shot lines, cut for action in pale moon-coloured jersey.”

I previously featured this Young Fashionables hooded jumpsuit in my Jill Kennington post, but American Vogue made it first, in Heller double-knit Celanese acetate:

Françoise Rubartelli photographed in an of-white jumpsuit by Franco Rubartelli, Vogue 1965
Jumpsuit Vogue 6376 in Vogue, January 1965. (Jantzen sandals.) Model: Françoise Rubartelli. Photo: Franco Rubartelli. Image: Vogue Archive.

The Courrèges-inspired two-piece jumpsuit uses two patterns for a tunic and custom-fit pants, both made up in Wamsutta Orlon double-knit jersey.

Françoise Rubartelli photographed by Franco Rubartelli in Vogue 6438 tunic and Vogue 6427 pants
Françoise Rubartelli in Vogue 6438 tunic and Vogue 6427 pants. (Doro scarf; Cobblers sandals.) Vogue, January 1965. Photo: Franco Rubartelli. Image: Vogue Archive.

Happy Labour Day!

Pattern images: mbchills, Sew As It Was Patterns, Vintage Pattern Wiki.

Patterns in Vogue: Cotton Landscape

Pattie Boyd photographed by Brian Duffy in sunglasses and hooded jumpsuit for Vogue UK, 1965
Detail, British Vogue, June 1965. Photo: Brian Duffy. Model: Pattie Boyd. Image: Youthquakers.

In 1965, Brian Duffy photographed Pattie Boyd for a patterns editorial, “Cotton Landscape,” in British Vogue. The editorial opens with Boyd posing in Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses and an Op Art playsuit:

"Cotton Landscape: Pretty Dazzling" - Pattie Boyd photographed by Brian Duffy, 1965
“Cotton Landscape: Pretty Dazzling” – Vogue 6491 in British Vogue, June 1965. Photos: Brian Duffy. Model: Pattie Boyd. Image: Youthquakers.

Boyd’s playsuit was made using Vogue 6491, a Young Fashionables pattern for a hooded ‘jump suit,’ bikini, skirt, and pants. As the caption says, “Powerhouse zigzags, electric pattern on a beach playsuit made to dazzle, not shock. Shorts shaped with a long front zip, smashing hood, and long cuffed sleeves.” The suit was made in Cepea navy and white cotton “with a Calpreta permanent sheen finish,” available from Bourne & Hollingsworth and Civil Service Stores.

For more of the June issue, see Youthquakers.

Hooded jumpsuit Vogue 6491 worn by Pattie Boyd in British Vogue, June 1965. Photo: Brian Duffy.
Pattie Boyd wears hooded jumpsuit Vogue 6491, British Vogue, June 1965. Photo: Brian Duffy. Image: Youthquakers.