Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Shiny Charlie Girl

a closeup of Shelley in Zoran from a 1981 Charlie perfume ad

Shelley was THE Charlie Girl from 1976 to 1982 and was the one responsible for catapulting the brand (and, in turn, herself) to iconic status. THE Charlie girl was every woman and was photographed striding around in the latest designer fashions. In one of the versions of the ad, Charlie Girl Shelley donned a fabulous modern pantsuit in a soft shiny metallic fabric by none other than Zoran or Zoran Ladicorbic, a Yugoslavian-born American fashion designer known for his minimalist, understated designs made from high quality natural fabrics such as silk, linen and cashmere wool.

Shelley in an glamorous ad for Charlie Perfume, 1981, wearing Zoran