Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nobody is Perfect 2

Shelley in a 1976 spread for Harper's Bazaar

Shelley appeared in a spread for Harper's Bazaar entitled "Nobody is Perfect" in January of 1976. The spread featured five of the most successful models of the era. Aside from Shelley, Veruschka, Serena Rhinelander, Lindy and Karen Bjornson were featured as well. Each model's figure flaw was solved with the clever use of fashion tricks - any woman could do it herself. The art of camouflage and highlighting was suggested to fix any figure "flaw."

Shelley in The Soft Wrap Dress
that's perfect for her figure

Shelley modeled fashions fit for the small boned or short woman. At 5'8", Shelley was considered "short" in the fashion business, so she was brought in to show women how to make themselves look longer and leaner. One of the outfits she wore was The Soft Wrap Dress - a soft matte jersey dress, "that wraps the body without a skin-tight cling." The dress, "cut in perfect proportion for the small-boned figure," was by John Kloss for the Kreisler Group. And Shelley was sensational in it.

a closeup of Shelley from the spread