Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Mid Century Fashion of Laura Petrie

When I think of fashionable TV icons Mary Tyler Moore on The Dick Van Dyke show always pops first into my mind. In the show, which ran from 1961 -1966, Mary plays Dick's onscreen wife, Laura Petrie, and her wardrobe perfectly exemplifies the transition of the matriarch, always primed and proper 50's housewife to a hip, fresh and younger version of the 60's American wife. Laura Petrie's wardrobe was an array of beautiful, now classic mid century fashion and often more mod than anything else seen at TV at the time. Her ensemble's could easily transition into today's modern times without looking matronly, outdated or in any way stuffy.


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