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A rare and incredibly collectable mid 1960s black mini mac by Cathy McGowan's Boutique. You really cannot get much more authentically mod than this!

• Stand up collar with large, silver metal press stud/snap fastening.
• Fastens down left centre front with press studs/snaps to hip level.
• Vertical panel detail on bodice front and back.
• Self-fabric belt at waist with press studs/snaps and wide belt loops.
• Flared mini length skirt with deep vent at centre back.
• Made of shiny and resilient black laminated nylon with a black silky lining (possibly acetate). It may look waterproof, but I can offer no guarantee of this!
• Large label sewn along inside of the left opening near the waist: "Cathy McGowan's Boutique."

Cathy McGowan was a British tv presenter on the popular music show "Ready, Steady, Go" (broadcast from 1963-66) and was dubbed "Queen of the Mods" for her pioneering trend-setting which influenced a generation of young teenagers in the mid 1960s. What she wore on the show was copied by fashion-conscious girls across the country within days. Her clothing range, launched in 1965, cashed in on her considerable influence but was actually a pretty credible effort and, judging by this fabulous mac, well made and good quality gear.

Very few pieces come onto the market these days and they are as rare as hens' teeth. This slinky mini mac has an absolutely classic 60s mod look - its a bit kinky, a bit androgynous, a bit utilitarian, with a sharp, defined outline and would be perfect for perching on the back of a scooter. Throw on a crash helmet and some shiny black kinky boots and you're "Ready, Steady, Go!"

CONDITION: in excellent clean condition throughout, although the laminated nylon has puckered somewhat with age on parts of the the skirt (this tends to be a characteristic of this type of fabric and there seems to be little to be done to avoid it!) Otherwise, no flaws have been noted. It has been professionally dry cleaned.

SIZE: all measurements are taken from the outside of the garment laid flat and doubled where appropriate. Please compare these measurements to those of a similar garment that fits you well to determine if this is your size. Alternatively, allow about 2 inches for ease of fit on width measurements.

BUST 36 inches (91.4 cm)
WAIST 30 inches (76 cm) - 29 inches (73.6 cm) with the belt fastened.
HIP free
LENGTH 32 inches (81.2 cm) measured from base of collar to hem
COLLAR TO WAIST 15 inches (38 cm)
WAIST TO HEM 17 inches (43 cm)
SLEEVE 22½ inches (57 cm)

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This mini mac weighs approximately 560g carefully packed, and will be shipped with full insurance from the UK.

Vintage 60s mod black mini mac Cathy McGowan's Boutique


  • Materials: nylon, acetate, metal
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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