Thursday, July 18, 2013

Chain, Chain, Chain

In 1965, Paco Rabanne created a fad with his plastic dressa mini made of linked plastic discsand followed up with garments made of metal discs and chains. 

Audrey Hepburn in Two for the Road (1967).

The concept may have scored big back in the Middle Ages when knights needed protection against dueling opponents. But in the laid-back Sixties, the last thing either side wanted in the Battle of the Sexes was women dressed in armor.

Leather dress, 1967.

Other Rabanne offerings included dresses of aluminum.
Left: Evening Mini Dress, 1967.
Right:  The "Metal Worker" silver Mini Dress made of aluminum plates and brass wire, 1967.

And for a softer look, toweling material held together with Scotch tape.

Geometric Mod dresses, 1966.

Images: Pinterest. Text: Let There Be Clothes by Lynn Schnurnberger


  1. Ow? I can't imagine why anyone would want to wear a skimpy metal dress. *shudders*