Vintage obsessions: Linzi line

Linzi line- One of the many lines which set out to recreate the Horrockses look . Linzi line was aimed at quite a young market as can be seen in their advertisements.

This is a lovely example from the Hampshire museum service collection. It has an almost flamenco styled skirt which helps to give it a young, flirty feel. The dress is dated 1955-59.

HMCMS:C2001.110.63

And this is one of my own examples. I am still unsure as to why I bought this considering I have hideously pasty skin, and white is just not a good look on me! Maybe I will sell it at some point. It has a nylon zip which suggest to me its probably 60s. It really reminds me of that infamous Marilyn Monroe dress.

I also just found this other example of Linzi line that i own. Another dress that i think i may sell (i just can’t get it to look right on me). Again this has my favourite colour combination of olive/forest green and shocking pink. Delish.

I must say that i would LOVE to find a dress similar to one of those in the adverts i have seen though. They are all such beauties.
I have just been told by a very dear friend of mine (the legendary Caroline Benn) that this advertisement is based of “The Misses Hunters” By Singer Sargeant 1902. I love the way that they have clearly been influenced by the original painting yet modernised just a touch so that unless you really looked you might not see the link to the Singer Sargeant painting and simply see it as a beautifully staged photograph.




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2 thoughts on “Vintage obsessions: Linzi line

  1. HI Liz,The girl in the 'fatima' Linzi Line dress is my Grandfathers girlfriend. Could you tell me the issue and date of the Vogue magazine that the ad was in?Thanks,Shelly

  2. Hi Shelley, this is really weird because I've actually been emailed by her son with the exact same question a few months back, unfortunately I'm not sure. I know it was Vogue but i don't know what issue because it was one of many images i scanned whilst working at Hampshire Museums service and stupidly i didn't write the dates on any of them!

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