The 1980’s….shoulders got big, then bigger, hair was curly and big. We wore loose fitting shirts with big, extended shoulders and tight, straight skirts and pants. For the first time in my life my curly hair was in fashion and there was no need to try to tame it. Sigh.
Well, enough about me…..this is glimpse into the world of fashion in the 1980’s. Both designers, Oleg Cassini and Kasper, were well-known designers of their time.
Oleg Cassini was a fashion designer of international fame who designed Jackie Kennedy’s ensemble for President Kennedy’s Inauguration. Cassini is credited designs such as the sheath, the A-line, the little white collar dress, the knit, the military look for women, and later, the Nehru jacket.
The dress seen here is classic 1985, extended shoulders, deep armholes, funnel neck, and top stitching. The straight lines lend a geometric feel to the design….classic Cassini.
|Simplicity 7076 from 1985, Misses’ Dress by Designer Oleg Cassini in size 10, bust 32.5. UNCUT|
Herbert Kasper, known in the fashion industry as Kasper, is an award winning designer who made inexpensive clothes look exquisite and expensive. From 1966-1985 he was the head designer for Leslie Fay Co., Inc. His clothes were described as being feminine and sexy.
This mid-1980’s dress pattern (1985) is signature 80’s….extended shoulders, mid calf, loose-fitting top, but has a soft, feminine look.
|Vogue 1544 from 1985 in size 14, bust 36 by Designer Kasper…..COMPLETE|
Well, that’s it from me…..Happy Monday to all.
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