Thursday, December 20, 2018

20 Vintage Photos Show Women's Fashion in Amsterdam During the Late 1960s

Born in the Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1931 Edgar Vos studied

fashion at Amsterdam's prestigious art school, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy,

and then went to France to gain work experience.

Vos has a successful chain of fifteen boutique clothing stores known as Edgar

Vos Boutiques around the Netherlands, featuring designs that flatter all body
types and fit all budgets. His clients included Dutch singers and actresses
and Princess Christina, the sister of Dutch Queen Beatrix. But his designs had
worldwide appeal and he had a loyal overseas clientele.

“My designs have always been ladylike,” he said. “I have never had an
experimental period. Fashion is not a free art form — you always have to deal
with two breasts and two buttocks.”

In the 1970s he built up his empire of stores and showed his clothes with
fellow Amsterdam-based Dutch designers such as Frans Molenaar. He staged his
last catwalk show in 2000.

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