did you say vintage? / working clothes
did you say vintage? / the overalls
“Clothes are no longer a sign of belonging.”
The emblem par excellence of the working attire: the overalls agnès b. is particularly fond of. She has always offered overalls in a range of fabrics and shades.
Black satin jumpsuit, winter 2009.
did you say vintage? / a must!
did you say vintage? / the overalls worn by …
did you say vintage? / the working jacket
the working jacket
“I have always loved this blue which is the basis of French working clothes.”
Initially worn by manual workers, blue work clothes were adopted by the students following 1968.
agnès b. incorporates them into her wardrobe and transforms them into everyday clothes for everyone.
Collier’s jacket and drawstring trousers in washed indigo blue linen, summer 2010.
did you say vintage? / the dungarees
Another garment that is part of the worker’s uniform: dungarees. agnès b. loves to make a short version,
as in this winter 2007 look, in black and white striped cotton, worn with a cap and high socks.
did you say vintage? / the dungarees, variations of
did you say vintage? / girl
did you say vintage? / the pinafore
agnès b. has re-purposed the pinafore. It no longer serves to protect the clothes but is an integral part of the outline drawn by the stylist.
Tied at the waist on model Kirsten Owen, worn next to the skin or with a sleeveless vest, it shows off the body with modesty.
Did you say vintage? / the pinafore, variations
did you say vintage? / the pinafore, worn by …
in the countryside !
Laetitia Casta wears a black dress with white printed polkadots and pinafore by agnès b.
Photograph by André Carrara for Marie-Claire in June 1994.
did you say vintage? / the shirt dress
the shirt dress
Troublante, Bardot, Liseron, Trouville… so many names given to the shirt dresses designed by agnès b.
For the winter 2003 collection photographed by Patrick Messina, agnès b. proposes it in black with her famous swallow print. The stylist likes to set it off with accessories such as garters and stockings to add sensuality to a dress with a minimalist cut.
did you say vintage? / the shirt dress, variations
did you say vintage? / the linen dress
the linen dress
Born in Versailles, agnès b. loves to pay tribute to the town that had such an influence on her. Long dresses, blouses, large petticoats make regular appearances in her collections. Made of linen, in a variety of natural shades, these items lend a vintage feel, the very appeal behind the initial success of agnès b. during her first years at Elle magazine.
Dark grey linen dress. Photographs by agnès b. for her summer 1995 collection.