Some 1930s babes, drawn by Jenna Brager (via Historical imaging | Sassyfrass Circus)
Twiggy c. 1966
This is the winter coat I would like
give me those space boots please
From the Mid-Week Pictorial, Jennie MacGregor, scooped up by the Minneapolis police on April 10, 1924 for “dispensing wet goods” from her bootlegger’s life preserver. Its caption was headed with “A Perfect 36” — perhaps a reference to Tennessee, the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, granting women’s suffrage? Photo: The New York Times
jennie macgregor you were a badass.
The fabulous fashion & style of the Harlem Renaissance, c.1920s-1930s
i’ve seen a handful of these before, and as gorgeous as it is to see this collection, i wish they were circulating with credit/context. the final one is most likely by Robert Scurlock in the 1960s-1970s from a 1920s negative. more details here.
if you’re interested in history blogs that properly attribute their content, visit these:
look up some books on the harlem renaissance, learn the names of the gorgeous folks pictured, and what importance style and fashion played in their lives.
When Harlem Was In Vogue by David Lewis
Brigitte Helm Postcard, 1929-1930. Photo: Ufa.
someone please inform me who this literally traffic stopping fashionista is. also iris you would so rock this. i’ve got a furry muff just like that too if you want to borrow it.
ETA: unintentionally double-entendre! muff jokes!
file under: DAAAAAAAAAAAMN
Moschino Cheap & Chic F/W 2012, London Fashion Week