Trend. Leg Of Mutton Sleeves – 2016

Posted by on Mar 12, 2016 in Helen's Blog | 0 comments

Trend. Leg Of Mutton Sleeves - 2016

Photo © Barry Lategan

Trend. Watch out for leg-of-mutton sleeves. The look, which plays into the wider shoulder fashion feeling, made an appearance in the Fall 2016 Collections, especially in Paris. They first came on the fashion scene in the 1820s, became very popular in the early 1830s, and again in the 1890s (Gibson Girls) – and in the 1980s, as in this great 1983 British Vogue photo with incredible hair by WorldGreat Harry King. How did they get the name? Could be they look like mutton joints (sheep legs) which are larger on the top, thinner at the bottom towards the foot – just as the sleeve is puffed at the shoulder, closer fitting on the forearm, and is often tighter at the wrist. More on this award-winning Barry Lategan photo, a Harry King anecdote, editor Grace Coddington, click HERE 

Hair: Harry King … Makeup: Rose Bonomo …. Model: Maria Von Hartz … Photo: © Barry Lategan for British Vogue, 1983 …   Editor: Grace Coddington