Back in the 80s and 90s when I was vegetarian and occasionally vegan, the thought of wearing fur was totally repulsive. Now….well I have changed….a little. Vintage fur is about wearing history, and reliving past glamour. Better than ignoring those many animals that lost their lives for fashion. Let’s look at fur coat fashion for women, over the decades…..
Duchess Louise of Connaught- about 1920
A fur jacket on the beach – about 1930s
Mary Martin in an ocelot fur coat - 1940
Ad for fur coats - 1945
Gorgeous Grace Kelly – about 1950s
Marilyn Monroe in fur – late 1950s
More 1950s images
Fur 1960s style (see this site for more amazing fashion photos by John French)
1960s coat with fur collar
Amazing 1960s red rabbit fur coat (you can buy it here)
Cher in fur – about 1970
Mary Tyler Moore, Doris Day, Amanda Blake , Jane Meadows and Angie Dickinson - 1970s
Cybill Shepherd in the 1980s series Moonlighting -with Bruce Willis and fur
A mid 90s ad for fur
Not vintage but retro – fur trim 2007
Not so long ago – J Lo posed for vanity fair in a white fox coat – not vintage
And to finish, a very freaky photo of a chinchilla fur coat– look closely! See the details here.
I’ll look at furs for men another day.
If you love the glamour of fur, check out the fur glamor website for some fantastic photos and information.
Have a great vintage day
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