Something about corduroy really caught the imaginations of the fashion world in the 70s. Those tightly wound cords of fabric running side by side just seemed to capture the essence of the age despite the onslaught of man made fibers. The term comes form the French "corde du roi" which means cord of the king. And you can see why in the following pics. The fabric seemed to be the perfect regal answer to the 60s!
Yep, this magic fabric could be molded into any shape or color as seen here with Kathy - pink corduroy skirts, vests, jackets and pants. Why I do believe that even that snazzy hat that Kathy is modeling could be as well!!
Okay, I got all technical. Sorry about that. I think we should return to some smashing 70s corduroy fashions to clear our minds......
Yep, this was the hey day of 70s corduroy. Basically, anything that could be made with corduroy was made with corduroy at some point. Here we have everything from jumpsuits to sweaters in the stuff. While maintaining that semi-regal air, corduroy also had a bit of the laid back casual look to it, which made it perfect for the 70s.
Editors note: I don't know how many times I misspelled "corduroy" while writing this post. Can I FINALLY get it right the first time without the spell checker? Let's see "courdoroy". Rats, dad bern keyboard!!