Caftans for men, 1970s.
I find this amusingly charming. But also a bit too old for her? But: CAFTAN. Pass the canapes.
What better time of the year than the winter to escape from the weather and visit somewhere warm? And while you’re there, you’re probably going to want a caftan, because they are comfy, stylish and effortlessly chic. Recently I vacationed in Palm Springs with my two best girl friends, and I whipped up these easy-to-sew caftans for the three of us to lounge in while on holiday. Little did I know that we’d be in them nearly all day and all night!
Is there anything so wondrous as a well-made caftan? No other casual wear has the power to make you feel jet-set fabulous, even while schlepping around the house barefoot and braless, eating salt and vinegar chips by the handful.
Fashion photography by Johnny Moncada, 1967.
Caftans were the epitome of chic in the second half of the 60s, with their tribal and ethnic prints and the freedom it afforded the wearer. Both models are wearing gandurah, a shirtlike, ankle-length dress. The prints are Kenyan. Photo from Vogue, July 1966.