Here’s a cool short video on the iconic Blue Note jazz album covers, which overlapped with the Ivy heyday. Cats abroad learned about Ivy clothes this way, and even some right here in the States. More on that when I get a big interview posted, hopefully by the end of the month.
By the way, the young lady above (who might be my grandma), is wearing her sweater in that mysterious high-in-the-front way we’ve covered before. — CC
This is actually really cool. After my recent interview (you know what I’m talking about) I’ve been looking into this EXACT topic — Blue Note covers — to examine the relationship with Ivy. In doing so, I’ve seen some really cool covers and heard equally cool tunes so I’m glad to go a little more in depth with Jazz and Ivy, a specific relationship I’ve admittedly been ignorant to.
Great video – thx for sharing.
@TrevorJones – this connection between jazz and ivy style is also explored in The Ivy Look – a book I highly recommend. https://www.amazon.com/Ivy-Look-American-Clothing-Illustrated/dp/0711231389
Funny thing is that Reid Miles, the designer who created most of the famous Blue Note covers, didn’t even like jazz. He gave away all his free copies of the records he helped design.
Something I’ve had my ion for a while but just haven’t gotten around to reading. Maybe now that it’s Christmas time ….
Who knew Margaret Thatcher was a fan of T. S. Monk…..?
before going on to greatness at Mad Magazine, cartoonist Don Martin did some weird and whimsical album covers for Prestige Records: