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I found a solitary UK Harpers & Queen from 1978 languishing in our attic just before we moved. (Cost: 75p. Spine message: “The World’s Most Intelligent Glossy Magazine.” The beautiful cover was shot by Tony McGee, and the model is wearing a pink chiffon dress by Salvador from Harvey Nichols for the grand total of £235.

 

The masthead is a particular treasure trove for any magazine industry employee (Stephen Quinn! Liz Walker! Min Hogg!) , and the photography a reminder that not everyone in the late 70s was a punk or wore flares.

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Amazing photographic illustration by Stuart Macleod for this beauty story by Leslie Kenton:

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This story was shot by the late Terence Donovan:

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Left: Cerruti. Middle: Armani. Right: Jean-Claude de Luca from Joseph.
All shoes by Manolo Blahnik

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Left: Dress in biscuit gazar linen £60.50. Waistcoat in pale beige linen £19. Jodphurs in biscuit gazar linen £50. All by Jeff Banks from Jeff Banks Shop at Way In, Harrods. Saffron Suede pumps by Zapata: £30

Right:Round-necked shirt in mustard linen £79. Matching gathered skirt £69. pale grey fine linen short-sleeved shirt £49 all by Issey Miyake.

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that’s one hell of an attic discovery. i love all these old magazines. they might be sooo inspirational.

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wow that looks amazing ( love to have a vintage magazine

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As someone born post-70s it’s so strange to see just how ‘now’ the Donovan shoot looks – although we obviously take inspiration from decades gone by I’d be happy to wear any of those looks now!

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Wow, Jeff Banks was certainly an affordable line, even by the fiscal standards of 1978. That waistcoat was a whopping twenty-some dollars.

1978 was the year of Calvin Klein jeans. They cost $35.00, which was quite a lot for a pair of jeans.

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The Stuart Macleod image is amazing! I adore old magazines, they always seem so glamorous 🙂
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Lovely find. Can see we in 2011 are going back to 1978 concerning skrit lengths…

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I bought from Portabello Market a few months ago a 1964 addition of Playboy I plan to pull apart and give as presents framed pages. It is my most amazing find. No human on the front instead a small female character sitting sexily next to a pot of make up – best find ever!

These things are for enjoying not keeping tucked away I say!

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