So in preparation for our upcoming 30th Anniversary Art Party, we’ve been sifting through all our old Women & Their Work slides. Yes, slides–you know, one of those pre-Flickr archival methods. Revisiting the past, we’ve unearthed treasure after treasure and we will be periodically posting these nuggets for you to enjoy as we approach our 30th. Of course, we unearthed some fantastic artwork and stories to share with you, but it also bears mention that there have been some awesome fashion moments in Women & Their Work’s history. Take a trip down memory lane with us and marvel at the sartorial spendidness! (Oh, and many of the subjects of these pictures are unknown to us, so if you recognize yourself or a friend, let us know.)
Though these two look like the latest Vice Magazine DO’s, they were in fact part of the crowd at a 1979 Women & Their Work opening. How tough is that red sock/white shoe combo?!
Even in a casual moment, our founding foremother Rita Starpattern communicated an ineffable style.
Sherry Smith works it in shades of Diane Keaton, while husband Bill Allison sports the requisite 70’s facial hair. (Sherry made this outfit herself!)
Elegant chamber music, deadly heels.
Rita Starpattern holds court amidst serious discussion and relaxed fashion circa ’80.
Don’t you wish you were there? And if you were there, shoot us an e-mail! We’d love to share your memories of Women & Their Work from the past 30 years.