While many people think of the 1920s as the years when women’s clothes became radical, women’s fashions in the 1910s made a definitive switch from what had come before, marking the new century as something special. Until 1908, the curvaceous silhouette that had characterized the 1890s was still in vogue, but it underwent some changes.Continue reading “20 Wonderful Photos Showing Women’s Fashion in the 1910s”
There’s no denying that the ’60s were one of the most impactful eras in fashion. Setting the tone for modern style, the decade revolutionised womenswear with bold colours, striking cuts and a rebelliously youthful attitude. So, it comes as no surprise that 50 years on, key trends from the time continue to influence designers, stylistsContinue reading “24 Fabulous Photos Showing 1960s Women’s Fashion”
Here’s a collection of rarely seen photographs of American cowgirls taken by LIFE photographers Nina Leen, Peter Stackpole and Cornell Capa from between 1947 and 1948 at the University of Arizona Rodeo and the opening of the Flying L Ranch in Texas, which included a celebratory cowgirl fashion event.
Bullet Bra is a full-support bra with cups in the shape of a paraboloid with its axis perpendicular to the breast. The bullet bra usually features concentric circles or spirals of decorative stitching centred on the nipples. Invented in the late-1940s, they became popular in the 1950s, and worn by the Sweater Girl, a bustyContinue reading “Bullet Bra: The Indispensable Underwear for the Sweater Girls in the 1940s and 1950s”
Born in Philadelphia, later a Bostonian and later still a “hall of fame”, fountain-designing Aspenite, Nicholas DeWolf (1928-2006) was a unique, inspiring, engaging and curious soul. Co-founder of Boston’s Teradyne Corporation, Nick was also a lifelong, extremely passionate and talented photographer who was ever ready and ever present, leaving behind many thousands of pre-digital images,Continue reading “47 Vintage Photos Showing Boston’s Street Fashion during the Summer of 1973.”
Known internationally as a photographer of social justice issues, Gordon Parks was also a celebrated fashion photographer for magazine such as LIFE, Vogue and Glamour. In 1940, at the age of 28, Gordon Parks walked into Frank Murphy’s fashion department store in St. Paul, Minnesota. A self-taught photographer with no formal experience in fashion work,Continue reading “30 Wonderful Vintage Photos That Show Beautiful Beach Fashions of the Early 1950s”