Glamour at A. Price

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For that Oscar-winning look, show off your figure in these tight-waisted, glamorous dresses that move as you do. Jerry Hall wears a bronze lamé figure-moulded sheath dress and earrings, by Antony Price.

The ultimate glamorous model, Jerry Hall, and the designer of the ultimate sexed-up babe dresses, Antony Price, have been paired together since the mid-1970s when Hall was dating Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry, for whom Price was the band's designer of choice. Close friends, Hall has continued to wear his designs even though he no longer produces clothes. Just looking at these images from a 1981 British Cosmopolitan magazine and it is clear why his designs were so beloved by models such as Hall and Marie Helvin—they mold the body into the perfect sex-bomb shape through very clever cutting and intricate internal corseting. In his own words, "I started making my sort of clothes because I knew a bit about men's tailoring, and because of an interest in health and beauty. I realized that optically you can change the shape of a body by structured clothes. I enjoy construction; if I wasn't doing this I'd be building cars. And I enjoy technical problems; my clothes are complicated—they have clever linings, all sorts of additions. They are minor works of art for people who appreciate, and can afford, them."

Jerry Hall photographed by Neil Kirk, with text by Paula Yates, for Cosmopolitan UK, April 1981.

"Antony Price's clothes are irresistible. Once you've tried them on and touched them you might as well resign yourself to living on carrots for the next three months straight. The minute you slink out of Antony's mirrored dressing room into his lilac salon at 341 King's Rd, London SW3, you know this is it. And slink you will, because in his clothes you've little alternative—unless you want to fall flat on your face. whether it's a little suit or an evening gown, you'll look and feel like a temptress."



An exclusive Antony Price dress for you to make—the star quality is in the design so you don't have to pick expensive materials. We used a silky, movable fabric: polyester crêpe de chine.


Shapely black silk crêpe dress fastened at the neck with gold buckle, by Antony Price. Hat, made to order by Brian Harris for Antony Price.


Emphasize a small waist with this clinging, tulip-shaped bodice. Black lamé sheath dress, by Antony Price.


Old for new—taffeta can be used for suits as well as for ball gowns. Blue pearlised taffeta cocktail suit with wrap skirt, earrings, by Antony Price.


The up-dated tuxedo—shorter jacket, high-waisted trousers. Cream silk tuxedo jacket and matching trousers with inserted satin embroidery, cream silk shirt, by Antony Price.

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