Vintage Street Scene: The Fur Comeback

If a must-have item- on the streets, not the runway- of the F/W 12 fashion week season must be named, it is without a doubt the vintage-inspired fur coat. From Copenhagen to Paris, all manner of styles adorned the shoulders of the international fashion pack, from grandma-inspired 40s fox furs to long-haired monkey furs, 60s leopard and fake tufted styles à la Big Bird. Fur collars and stoles have made a comeback as well; adding panache (and, well, warmth) to winter coats and less-covered-up looks. Below, a series of our favorite styles, alongside vintage inspiration.

Copenhagen F/W 12 Streets; Jackie Kennedy circa early 60s; fashion photography circa 1960s

Paris Haute Couture F/W 12 Streets; Gloria Swanson circa 1920s; Bianca Jagger circa early 1970s

Fur coat created for Marlene Dietrich; Lucille Ball circa 1940s; Copenhagen F/W 12 Streets

Paris Men’s F/W 12 Streets; Film studio promotional shot circa 1930s; New York F/W 12 Streets

circa 1920s; Paris Haute Couture F/W 12 Streets; fur cape circa 1970s

New York F/W 12 Streets; US Vogue circa 1970s; US Vogue September 15th 1971

Copenhagen F/W 12 Streets; circa 1940s; Mary Martin circa 1940s

Jill Kennington by Bob Richardson, UK Vogue September 15th 1966; Copenhagen F/W 12 Street; Copenhagen F/W 12 Streets; Paris Haute Couture F/W 12 Streets

Anna dello Russo, Paris F/W 12 Haute Couture Streets; Marlene Dietrich; Dorothy Lamour; Michèle Morgan at Joan of Paris opening, 1942; Lucille Ball circa 1940s; Paris Haute Couture F/W 12 Streets

#1-3: Paris Haute Couture F/W 12 Streets; Copenhagen F/W 12 Streets; Marlene Dietrich; Greta Garbo; Jackie Kennedy circa late 60s









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