THEN: 1966, JOHN WARDEN

JOHN WARDEN, Niagra Falls native, had graduated from Parsons in New York in 1963. He had been “found” in New York by “MONTREAL FASHION WRITER IONA MONAHAN”, and brought back to Canada to work for “MONTEAL MANUFACTURER AUCKIE SANFT” in 1964. By the time the following article from The Gazette (Montreal) was published, Warden had won several Canadian Fashion Awards, and had become recognized as “THE” CANADIAN DESIGNER.

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

Quite an accomplishment by todays standard, a huge accomplishment in 1966…for readable copy see bottom of this page.
To give you a glimpse of the zeitgeist…here at the peak of the period, the year before we would meet the “Summer of Love”
That’s “mixed” as in religions, not races or ages or same sex…

MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

to further set the “SCENE”…

MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

at the movies…Dr Zhivago, The Sound of Music, Thunderball, and Darling…which to choose!

MOVIES MTL GAZETTE 19 03 1966

Just in case you missed it, NEW, colour televison…

MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

“SWINGING” in the rain, at Eatons,

MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

the “IN” season at Air Canada,

MTL GAZETTE AIR CANADA 19 03 1966

“OP” Art at Simpsons,

MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

getting “WITH IT” -drive a “SWINGING” Dodge Coronet from Chrysler,

MTL GAZETTE GET WITH IT 19 03 1966

for the first time ever
MTL GAZETTE AIR FRANCE 19 03 1966

and “MOD” from Modess, (discreetly tucked away on the last page)!

MODESS MTL GAZETTE 19 03 1966

As promised, readable text from the article.

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1962

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1962

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1962

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1962

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1962

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1962

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1962

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1962

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1962

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1962

Mr. Warden and his daisy…

JOHN WARDEN MTL GAZETTE MAR 1962 7

and one more shot of those “FAB” fashions!

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

JOHN WARDEN MONTREAL GAZETTE MARCH 1966

For more on Mr Wardens extensive and notable career, see “clothingcanadafashion.com”,

ORIGINALLY POSTED Sunday, April 28, 2013

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