The year was 1984. Our reader Mary Beth writes “Please note my asymmetrical haircut, contour blush, many shades of purple eyeshadow and dangerous darts in the bodice of the dress.”
True, the asymmetrical haircut and purple eyeshadow are something to behold, and her date’s parted short hair is sooooo Footloose it hurts. But it was 1984. Those who are old like me remember far worse fashion crimes committed in the 80s. Hypercolour shirts and their AMAZING ability to highlight pit stains immediately spring to mind. Mary Beth and her date have great smiles and they look happy and that’s what counts.
You know what’s really striking about this picture? What was going on in the photographer’s head? “Geez, this brown on brown background is just too drab. You know what will REALLY class this joint up? Fake foliage in brass-plated, waist-height holders.” Now THAT’S ambiance.
All those convinced it was his last day on the job (or should have been), say AYE!