Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Knitted pop-star outfit

Most women's magazines these days feature outfits worn by celebrities and pop stars, replacing high-end designer brand garments with high street copies, so fans can 'get the look'. It's not difficult to dress like Kate, Jordan or Posh (should you want to) even if you're on a tight budget.

Trying to dress like your favourite star isn't a new phenomenon. Devoted fans of The Tornados (of Telstar fame) in the early '60s could re-create exactly the same woolly jumpers (sweaters) worn by the band on their record covers, from this knitting pattern.

Did anyone actually knit one? I'd quite like to know. Or maybe got their grannies, mums or girlfriends to knit one for them, as I'm guessing that it wouldn't have been seen as very 'manly' to take up knitting back then.

The band were apparently sponsored by the knitting pattern company. I've been trying to think of an equally domesticated contemporary comparison, where a pop group is sponsored by a company as homely as this, but I can't. Maybe pop stars just aren't very wholesome these days.

3 comments:

Hotter Than... said...

How about Posh shows you how to make do and mend? Charity chic with Katie? I think it could catch on.

SandDancer said...

That is so sweet. I wish there was a modern comparison.

Claire said...

Hottie, I think your imagination is far more lurid than mine - can't see it somehow!

Sanddancer, I agree, it seems like something from a comparatively more innocent time that's long gone now.