Laura Ashley 1983
Lately I've been thinking a lot about cottons and how hard it is to find quality stuff. So you'll find me traipsing down memory lane here. While Jessica McClintock revived the Prairie Gown with her Gunne Sax line in the seventies, the more haute couture versions of Prairie came to us through the stunning creations of British designer, Laura Ashley. She used finer imported cottons and voiles and in the images above and below we can see perfect examples of this look at it's best. Vintage elements were really brought out in the accessories like the straw hat and crochet gloves below.
Laura Ashley 1986
The Prairie look updated circa 2010
Photos by Berit New York