From this picture can you guess which movie influenced back to school clothes in 1965?
And this darling third clue?
Naturally, it is the movie that for five years made more money at the box office than even Gone with the Wind.......
The Sound of Music!
I remember seeing the movie when it premiered at Nashville's nicest movie theater in 1965. How I loved it! RH and I had only been married a few years and didn't have any children yet but if I'd had school age children I most likely would have been wanting to dress them this way for the first day of school.
And that first day of school back then was always the day after Labor Day, not some barbarous day in August when we would have still been at Pleasant Green swimming pool or Myrtle Beach.
I loved the songs from the movie, still do. You still hear These are a few of my favorite things on Instagram, don't you? I think one of the most memorable scenes from the movie was So Long, Farewell when the von Trapp children bid adieu to their house guests one evening and disappeared one by one up the staircase, cute little Greti going last. And then of course when the song is repeated at their performance at the Salzburg Festival when they bid adieu to the audience and escape through the Alps to Switzerland.
But back to fashion! Here are two more fall fashion pictures from my August 1965 issue of Ladies' Home Journal.
I see a slight influence of the movie in the second woman's dress, do you?
Would school children today be caught dead in these clothes?
Do you think the style will ever come back?
Did you ever wear a dress similar to these, as a child or as an adult?