23 Rare and Stunning Color Portrait Photos of French Women from the 1920s

French photographer Gustave Gain (1876-1945) was born in Cherbourg, France on June 27, 1876. As a chemist he keens on photography and related technical achievements. After the invention of the Autochrome by the Lumière brothers, Gustave is actively engaged in color photograph. Gustave Gain loves the beach. In the summer, he spent much time withContinue reading “23 Rare and Stunning Color Portrait Photos of French Women from the 1920s”

28 Fabulous Fashion Photographs From Vogue Taken Between the 1940s and 1950s

American photographer Clifford Coffin (1913-1972) is considered by many who knew him as the greatest of Vogue’s “lost” photographers – an artist far ahead of his time. His innovative and intriguing fashion photographs of the 1940s and 1950s for such renowned magazines as Glamour, Vogue and Jardin des Modes in New York, London and ParisContinue reading “28 Fabulous Fashion Photographs From Vogue Taken Between the 1940s and 1950s”

26 Vintage Photos of Sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine

Perhaps Hollywood’s most famous sibling rivalry was the supposed one between the two sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine, which became the stuff for the media for decades. 15 months separated in age, the sisters pursued the same career choice, competed for the same Oscar category, even attained some of the same love interests.Continue reading “26 Vintage Photos of Sisters Olivia de Havilland and Joan Fontaine”

70 Stunning Vintage Photos of Edwardian Actress Lily Elsie From the 1900s and 1910s

Elsie Cotton (née Hodder, 8 April 1886 – 16 December 1962), known professionally as Lily Elsie, was an English actress and singer during the Edwardian era. She was best known for her starring role in the London premiere of Franz Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow. Beginning as a child star in the 1890s, Elsie builtContinue reading “70 Stunning Vintage Photos of Edwardian Actress Lily Elsie From the 1900s and 1910s”

17 Vintage Portraits of Long Hair Victorian Ladies

Hair was said to be a woman’s crowning glory, The Victorians certainly knew that as these photos will convey. A Victorian girl until the age of 16 wore her hair in braids, once she became a young lady at age 16 her hair went up (while her hem length went down to the ankle.) VictorianContinue reading “17 Vintage Portraits of Long Hair Victorian Ladies”

53 Gorgeous Color Photos Showing 1940s Female Fashion

Wartime austerity led to restrictions on the number of new clothes that people bought and the amount of fabric that clothing manufacturers could use. Women working on war service adopted trousers as a practical necessity. The United States government requisitioned all silk supplies, forcing the hosiery industry to completely switch to nylon. In March 1942Continue reading “53 Gorgeous Color Photos Showing 1940s Female Fashion”

16 Vintage Photos of Land Girls During World War II

The Women’s Land Army (WLA) was a British civilian organisation created in 1917 during World War I so women could work in agriculture. It was revived from the disbanded World War One organisation in 1939 so that it could again organise women to replace workers called up to the military. Women who worked for theContinue reading “16 Vintage Photos of Land Girls During World War II”

Futuristic Fashion Designs by André Courrèges from the 1960s

André Courrèges (9 March 1923 – 7 January 2016) was a French fashion designer. He was particularly known for his streamlined 1960s designs influenced by modernism and futurism, exploiting modern technology and new fabrics. Courrèges defined the go-go boot and along with Mary Quant, is one of the designers credited with inventing the miniskirt.

23 Stunning Photos of Vivien Leigh in the 1948 Film ‘Anna Karenina’

Anna Karenina is a 1948 British film based on the 19th-century novel of the same title by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, produced by Alexander Korda and distributed in the United States by 20th Century Fox. The film was directed by Julien Duvivier, and starred Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson and Kieron Moore, with costumes designedContinue reading “23 Stunning Photos of Vivien Leigh in the 1948 Film ‘Anna Karenina’”

30 Amazing Vintage Photos of Women’s Fashion from the Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties, sometimes stylized as the Roarin’ 20s, refers to the decade of the 1920s in Western society and Western culture. It was a period of economic prosperity with a distinctive cultural edge in the United States and Europe, particularly in major cities such as Berlin, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Paris,Continue reading “30 Amazing Vintage Photos of Women’s Fashion from the Roaring Twenties”