Vikki Dougan in Black Backless Dress on the Streets of Hollywood in 1957, the Series Photo That Changed Fashion Forever

If you were to conjure an image of typical 1950s fashion, there’s no doubt the visual would be brimming with knee-length skirts and shoulder covering tops. It was an era, like most before it, of conservative clothing. The bikini had been invented only a handful of years before, and society was still grappling with theContinue reading “Vikki Dougan in Black Backless Dress on the Streets of Hollywood in 1957, the Series Photo That Changed Fashion Forever”

A Wedding in the Early 1960s Through Fascinating Photos

The 1960s were home to a variety of looks, as the early ’60s were more similar to the ’50s, the mid-60s were characterized by mod fashion from London, and the decade closed out as the hippie movement began to make waves. With all of the different subcultures taking root during this time, it is onlyContinue reading “A Wedding in the Early 1960s Through Fascinating Photos”

30 Amazing Photos Showing the Wonderful Styles of Young Ladies From the 1920s

Western fashion in the 1920s underwent a modernization. For women, fashion had continued to change away from the extravagant and restrictive styles of the Victorian and Edwardian periods, and towards looser clothing which revealed more of the arms and legs, that had begun at least a decade prior with the rising of hemlines to theContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos Showing the Wonderful Styles of Young Ladies From the 1920s”

30 Vintage Photos of Ladies Wearing Dirndls

A dirndl is a feminine dress which originated in German-speaking areas of the Alps. It is traditionally worn by women and girls in Bavaria (south-eastern Germany), Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Alpine regions of Italy. A dirndl consists of a close-fitting bodice featuring a low neckline, a blouse worn under the bodice, a wide high-waisted skirtContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Ladies Wearing Dirndls”

30 Vintage Photos of Victorian Men Posing With Their Canes

A Victorian gentleman would have a number of canes – there would be a rustic cane, perhaps made of a stout wood such as ash, for walking the dogs and a more sober cane for the office. Then, for going to dinner and to the opera, a man would carry a lighter cane with aContinue reading “30 Vintage Photos of Victorian Men Posing With Their Canes”

New Wave Downtown Fashion by Edo Bertoglio

Edo Bertoglio is a Swiss photographer and film director. He received his degree in film directing and editing at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinema Francais in Paris in 1975. He moved to New York City in 1976, where he found work as a photographer for Italian Vogue, and Andy Warhol’s Interview, and other magazines. HeContinue reading “New Wave Downtown Fashion by Edo Bertoglio”

This Is Marie Antoinette’s Shoe She Wore Before Her Execution on October 16, 1793

This is the shoe Marie Antoinette lost on the stairs as she was going up toward the guillotine on the morning of her execution on October 16, 1793. She lost her shoe, then she lost her head! The shoe is now in the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, France. Marie Antoinette (NovemberContinue reading “This Is Marie Antoinette’s Shoe She Wore Before Her Execution on October 16, 1793”

Amazing Photos That Show What Women Wore in the 1930s

The Great Depression and World War II bookended the 1930s, but fashion flourished anyway during this decade. Glamorous Hollywood screen stars inspired new looks for women, men, and even children. Inexpensive fabrics, affordable catalog clothing, and homespun ingenuity let anyone copy styles previously worn by the wealthy. The young, boyish silhouette of 1920s women evolvedContinue reading “Amazing Photos That Show What Women Wore in the 1930s”

Vintage Photos Show What Kids Wore in the 1970s

If you grew up in the 1970s, chances are you had a rockin’ sense of style. Adults were donning leisure suits and bell bottoms, and stores adapted those trends to fit their littlest costumers, too. At that time, it was impossible not to look good. But looking back, some of the best styles seem aContinue reading “Vintage Photos Show What Kids Wore in the 1970s”

30 Amazing Photos of 1960s Young Ladies in Short Skirts

Short skirts have existed for a long time, though they were generally not called ‘mini’ or recognized as a fashion trend until the 1960s. Hemlines were just above the knee in 1961, and gradually climbed upward over the next few years. By 1966, some designs had the hem at the upper thigh. Stockings with suspendersContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos of 1960s Young Ladies in Short Skirts”