Monday, January 25, 2010

Fashion Victim: Vintage Dior Men's Shirt


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I found this absolutely insane Christian Dior shirt in perfect, perfect condition about 15 years ago in a San Diego thrift store. It's so special I only wear it once every three years or so.

When was this expensive polyester shirt made? I have no clue. I think I can only narrow it down to 1968-1975, maybe even later. Who knows?

The most striking feature of the shirt, obviously, is its crazy fabric. Here's a shot of the back which shows its bogglingly complex pattern:



And, in fact, it isn't a pattern at all, because it doesn't repeat; it's a big piece of artwork. A lot of work went into this print! I wish I knew more about the artist behind this fabric. It reminds me a little of some of the designs Verner Panton used to make, but I don't know anything about these things.

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8 comments:

Madduane said...

being unsophisticated in such matters (though I'm getting better about it) I would probably looked at that shirt and asked "Civil Defense?" I do admit, it's a pretty awesome shirt, though.

Lulu Maude said...

Sokkadelic!

HRH King Friday XIII, Ret. said...

It's like the matrix code!

Frank said...

Stare at it long enough, and a portal to Wonderland opens.

Some Like it Vintage.com said...

Wow! Fantastic shirt! Vintage always has the best designs :-)

drew in sf said...

Thanks for the wallpaper for my new phone. I used to wear crazy patterns, now most of my button-ups are solid colors.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Yikes!

Amanda said...

That men's shirt looks like a retro one than a vintage, its so colorful and I don't think that there are men who will wear it otherwise they are old enough to appreaciate it. It's Christian Dior anyway and its nice.