Thursday, January 28, 2010
Vintage Thingies Thursday: Butterick Home Catalog, Summer 1970, Part Two
The text reads, "...Who is better qualified to design for this generation than the young themselves? With this in mind, Butterick joined Glamour and Celanese in a search for young talent." Perhaps you might think of them as being part of a contest that was probably one of the precursors to Project Runway.
The ten designers are John Mijatovich, John Nickleson, Oscar Esparza, Brooke Hunyady, Suzanne Wray, William McKnight, Marcus Ors, Gerald McMillan, Michael Frankenberg, and Jeanne Augey.
And here are a few of the patterns in the series:
And here are the ten winning looks as sewn:
My favorite look was designed by Brooke Hunyady, pattern number 5724 (fourth from the left). I believe that I found Ms. Hunyady's website. She attended Parsons, and I find it interesting that she has done quite a bit of photography and graphic design work in addition to fashion design over the years.
I haven't yet looked to see what all ten designers are doing today. My question is, as it seems that they received their "big break" into the fashion industry in 1970, what are they doing now, forty years later?