A recent piece calls for the death of the hipster, who’s about to be dethroned by a less cool cousin, the yuccie (young urban creatives).
But we call it a bluff.
In the 1920s, flappers embodied the edgy coolness of hipsters.
John Bantry, Nancy Cunard and Taylor Gordon looking chic in Harlem in the 1930s. Photograph: Keystone-France/Getty Images
Hepcats like Thelonius Monk seen here outside Minton’s Playhouse in New York in the 1940s.
Photograph: William Gottlieb/Redferns/Getty Images