My third installment of fashion highlights from the November 1963 issue of Vogue Magazine is fur. It was not yet politically incorrect to wear it, as the anti fur movement wouldn’t start gathering steam until the latter part of the decade . So in ’63 you could still flaunt your fur without fear of it being spray painted!
Below is an ad for leopard fur accessories. Leopard was a very desirable fur to wear in the 60s, which is why it is, along with many other animals, now on the endangered species list. Today even vintage leopard fur is illegal to sell over state lines.
Is it just me, or does the woman in the fabulous pill box hat bear an uncanny resemblance to Christina Hendricks, who plays Joan Holloway on Mad Men?
These images show how in 63 the very glamorous, timeless look of full length mink coats and fur stoles worn for evening was still popular. But furs were also starting to be designed for the world of sportswear. In this instance for an apres ski outfit. You know those jetsetters, they had to look the height of fashion and affluence, even while sipping their Brandy Alexanders in Aspen!
Stay tuned for hair and makeup trends in Vogue, November 1963.