1971 Astrid Lundstrom's Mr Freedom Sailor Suit Shorts Set
Like the Mr Freedom skirt I listed recently, this little sailor suit has double provenance and importance. First it is by the iconic Mr. Freedom label, a shop in London opened by Tommy Roberts that featured both clothing and furniture that perfectly fit the pop inspired culture of the late sixties and early seventies. The pieces from this time period and this particular label have reached cult status in the vintage world and pieces from this label are exceedingly rare and hard to find. The boutique catered to the pop icons of that era and the Rolling Stones were repeat clients - and that brings us to the second part of this skirt's provenance as this was owned by Astrid Lundstrom who was Bill Wyman's common-law wife from 1967 till 1983. Bill was of course the bassist for the Stones from 1962 until 1993. This was acquired directly from Astrid and was worn and loved by her. This sexy play on the classic sailor suit is done in a red silk satin with two large applique details on the little jaunty back collar and green silk ribbon piping highlighting the lines of the jacket. The jacket is fantastic - it is fitted through the waist, is fitted over the hips and zips down the front. The shorts are daisy duke style and cut short, tight and cuffed. Insanely iconic and crazy sexy this is a once in a lifetime find. Excellent condition
Both pieces are unlined. The jacket closes at the front with a metal zipper and the shorts close with a zipper and buttons at the waist. Some tiny scuff/marks to the satin here and there consistent with light wear and natural aging of this type of fabric.
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 24.5" from neck to hem
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 14" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo 1: At Mr Freedom Kensington, 1971 (Rex) / Reference Photo 2: Amanda Lee Shirreffs - see complete blog post on this look here / Reference Photo 3: Astrid Lundstrom & Bill Wyman.
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