Jean Patchett was one of the best known models of the 1950s. Today, February 16th, was her birthday and she would have been 88 so here’s a look back at the girl that fashion photographer Irving Penn described as A young American goddess in Paris couture. Patchett started modelling in April 1948 and scored her […]
Woah, my article about 1920s makeup has been trending wildly for the past week – I’ve never seen traffic like it! I wonder whether 1950s makeup will be as popular…? It’s certainly a more wearable look for everyday, and it’s an easy one to learn how to do as well. Flicked eyeliner and a dash […]
Nothing can transport you back in time like a fragrance. They say that your sense of smell is the most powerful and evocative sense, and it’s true: Chanel No. 5 will forever remind me of my mum, Armani pour Homme is my husband, and Brut – well that reminds me of staying out late as […]
Jean Patchett (age 22) and Evelyn Tripp (age 21) looking pretty in pink in a photo from 1949. I love the dress (or is it a bathing suit?) that Evelyn Tripp is wearing, and polka dots look stylish whatever the decade.
Jean Patchett is one of the most identifiable and famous models of the 1950s. She began modelling in 1948 at the age of 21 and these are some of her early modelling photos. I really like the photos of her from this time, she hasn’t yet developed that strong iconic look she developed in the […]
Lovely 1950s models Jean Patchett (on the right) and Suzy Parker for Swansdown advert 1953. Aren’t they stylish? I particularly love that checked jacket!
One of the things I adore about the 1950s is people’s sheer joy of colour. Look at the wonderful colours of these pearls – not in the slightest bit natural, they’re unashamedly brash and colourful. Fantastic! The model is the lovely Jean Patchett. This ad appeared in Harpers Bazaar in 1957.
The beautiful Jean Patchett in a 1950s ad for Columbia wool. Jean Patchett had a similar quality to Grace Kelly, in that she was always classy, always stylish and just seemed to be perfection… Yes, it is fun to say hello to yourself – when you’re wearing a hand-knit ensemble made from beautiful Columbia Yarn! […]
Jean Patchett looking stylishly surprised in the most ravishing red dress on the cover of Vogue January 1953.
The stunning 1950s model Jean Patchett reading and drinking a glass of milk (or perhaps a White Russian?) photographed by Irving Penn in 1950. I wonder what she was reading..? Either way, doesn’t she look wonderful?
The lovely Jean Patchett wearing a lilac gown and amazing red coat photographed for Vogue October 1950. She somehow makes sitting on an ordinary chair into something spectacular!
Fifties models Jean Patchett and Suzy Parker playing cards in very stylish knitwear while a man off-scene smokes a cigarette (of course)… Source and copyright: MyVintageVogue.com via JeanPatchett.com
2 photos of the wonderful model Jean Patchett wearing a veil, taken in the 1940s by photographer Philippe Halsman.
The picture-prefect 1950s model Jean Patchett in an advert for Trifari jewellery.
The stunning 1950s model Jean Patchett in a head-to-toe scarlet outfit from a Vogue editorial some time around 1950. You just don’t see eyebrows like those any more do you..?
Jean Patchett wearing a fabulous striped jacket from Vogue Magazine 1949. The colours in the outfit are quite muted and I love the way they’ve brightened the whole look with that flash of bright red lipstick, I must remember that trick when my outfit feels a bit dull!
After the interest in Marilyn Monroe’s measurements (and the debate about whether she was really a size 16) I thought it would be interesting to look at the measurements of some of the supermodels of the 1950s and see how they compared. I assumed models of the fifties would all be very much the same […]
Arguably the world’s first supermodel Jean Patchett photographed by John Rawlings for Vogue November 1948. The silk taffeta ballgown is by Adrian and the photos were taken at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Source and copyright: Some rights reserved by and used with kind permission from dovima_is_devine_I Edited with BlogPad Pro