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Out of Africa - 35th Anniversary-The VFG Fashion Parade for the week of August 10th

Discussion in 'PUBLIC VFG Fashion Parades' started by carla rey, Aug 9, 2020.

  1. carla rey

    carla rey Trade Member

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    Out of Africa - 35th Anniversary

    "I had a farm in Africa..." So begins the memoir of Karen Blixon, a wealthy Danish woman who relocated to colonial Africa in the early 1900s to start a farm with her new husband. The film, loosely based on the autobiography by author Isak Dinesen (Blixon's pseudonym),and starring Meryl Streep, spans the years between 1913 - 1931, focusing on Karen's life in Kenya and her love affair with the free-spirited adventurer Denys Finch Hatton, played by Robert Redford.

    Released in 1985, the epic romantic drama won 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture. Whether the film's plot and politics would be readily accepted in today's more socially-conscious climate is up for debate. What has stood the test of time are the swoon-worthy costumes Milena Canonero designed for the film, winning her both the American and British Academy Award. The meticulously researched pre-Africa outfits are stunning, but it's the clothing worn in the wilds of Kenya - so perfectly embodying Blixon's independent personality, that spawned a safari sportswear mania at the film's release, and continues to provide inspiration for present-day collections of countless fashion designers.

    This week, as we revisit Out of Africa 35 years after its release, the VFG is on the hunt for soft linen and crisp cotton in shades of khaki, white and brown, duster coats, riding boots, safari jackets, midi skirts, jodhpurs, pith helmets and wide-brimmed hats - all manner of vintage fashion fit for an epic adventure.
  2. Alleycats

    Alleycats Trade Member

  3. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

    -For your own interpretation of the safari look - some pattern ideas:

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    1950s blouse pattern Simplicity 4256

    1950s shirtwaist dress pattern Vogue 9326


    1970s tunic top, dress and pants pattern Simplicity 7649
  4. carla rey

    carla rey Trade Member

  5. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  6. Luna Junction

    Luna Junction Trade Member

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  8. Ranch Queen Vintage

    Ranch Queen Vintage Trade Member

  9. mags_rags

    mags_rags Trade Member

    Photos are clickable links

    On Etsy, a Moschino safari-style dress in olive drab green

    And a 70s jersey knit blouse done in a novelty print depicting predators and prey on the African veldt.

    At magsrags.net, this 70s does Edwardian velveteen jacket and midiskirt by Suzy Creamcheese of Las Vegas

    And in my prep basket, these are WW2 paratrooper boots, but they would look right at home in the grasslands of Kenya
  10. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    The movie is one of my all time favorite for costume watching and coveting. Everything is delicious and perfectly done for the movie.

  11. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG Acting President Staff Member

  12. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    omgosh, that detailing!!! those "bows"!!!
  13. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

    these are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!

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  14. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

  15. This is also one of my favorite films for the costuming and the handsome Robert Redford.
    So romantic.

    Such fabulous examples above
  16. thespectrum

    thespectrum Trade Member Staff Member

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