Thursday, 12 August 2010

Great Colour Combos II : Red & Green China Style

Mao by Andy Warhol

From one of my all-time favourite fashion shoots Vogue in China October 1979.Why don't they still dress like this?  I know, but still..

The fibreglass version by Sui Jianguo  here

Conveniently dressed Beijing cyclists

Red lacquer and green leather does it for me

Red Lacquer and Nature not bad either

Me as Mao

Images 4,5& 6 from China Style Photos Reto Gunti  ed. Taschen


  1. all fabulous, your color sense here is glorious- each better than the next. You look pretty fabulous too.

  2. Rosie~ I love you in your absinthe colored Mao outfit. Best, Kendra

  3. China has been Gucci-fied, I agree lovely combo. I particularly like the shade of green (which I would call olive), that was used on the Mao/PLA jackets, and of course red is all over, like newspapers. Glad my V****a and p***s comments eventually got through. Your spam filter works. I wonder what it will do with asterisks.

  4. Mao only wished he looked that good.

  5. A few days ago, I left a comment on this post. Like all other comments I left on other blogs that day, it never made it. But in essence, it said, 'absolutely brilllliant post----lush and clever. Wish I'd thought of it.

  6. Thanks everyone! I don't know what to say..

  7. What great images, I love the Vogue one! Why do people say "red and green should never be seen" when it works so well together. You look fabulous in that jacket and I love the brooch too xx

  8. Christina, that whole Vogue shoot was divine. Sorry to be pedantic, but I think it's Blue and Green that should never be seen! I am going to get round to a post on that combo later.


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