A Look Back at the 1960s Women Fashion in Amsterdam with Glamorous Vintage Photos

Edgar Vos was born in the Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1931. He studied fashion at Amsterdam’s famous Gerrit Rietveld Academy, then went to France for work experience. After returning from France, he launched his clothing line, ‘The Edgar Vos Boutique chain’. It has fifteen store locations throughout the Netherlands, which feature fashions flattering to all body types and affordable to all budgets. Among his clients were Dutch singers and actresses, including Princess Christina, sister of Queen Beatrix. His designs were famous worldwide, and he had a loyal overseas clientele.

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

“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.”

Below are some beautiful photos of the 1960s Edgar Vos designs in Amsterdam. From lingerie to wedding dresses, pantsuits and jackets.

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