An early Duro (paleo-Duro?)

Hana sent this excellent link from the bath fashion Museum. Doesn’t this look like an early Duro? It’s by a man named John Bates, and was for Jean Varon for the Spring/Summer 1972 collection.

I like the fabric(s), but, of course, because this was the early 1970s, they’re synthetic. I also like the length and the drama of this specific Duro. I desire we had a styled photo of it — what were the shoes like? The hair? The jewelry? Or, better yet, a video — exactly how does it move? That bell shape is extremely attractive in theory, but exactly how is it in genuine Life, or as close to genuine Life as fashion ever gets? Inquiring minds want to know.

Two other things — tonight is the 2nd Chicago fabric Swap, at the Rogers Park library at 6 p.m.! much more details here.

Also, it’s as well heavy to give the swap, but I am selling a Rigby fabric stripping device on ebay — I got this years ago and have never utilized it. (It actually looks as if nobody’s ever utilized it; I have the original directions and the box it was mailed in.) They’re used, I believe, for making cloth rugs, a craft that is on my “maybe someday, but not now” list. If making rugs is on your “yes now” list, go nuts.

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