Fashion photography by Vogue.

Gloria Swanson, 1924. All photographs courtesy of Lumas Gallery. Photograph: Edward Steichen/VOGUE Archive Collection From Gloria Swanson to Kate Moss, desert starkness to urban grit, a new exhibition cherrypicks the most arresting images from every era of fashion photography. Snapshot, 1956. Photograph: Richard Rutledge/VOGUE Archive Collection Anouk Aimée, 1965. Photograph: Bert Stern/VOGUE Archive Collection Sun, […]

Dressing Up for the Telephone, c. 1900.

How to Dress When Using Your Telephone, ca. 1900s. These beautiful vintage black and white photograph show young women posed using telephones in the early 20th century. See more Images via vintage everyday: fashion

1950s Men’s Hairstyles.

All I can say as an old Aussie who was a youngster in the 1950s is that I wish our Aussie barbers were as good as these American barbers back then. So I put I put a picture on the front of  Vincent D. “Gomer Pyle” from Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” which is more […]

Edwardian Women & their Gigantic Hats.

Looking at the favourite Fashion Style of Women From the early Years of the 20th Century one feels that women from the Edwardian era favoured very weighty looking-fashion styles, from big gowns to giant hats. Although diverse in shapes, it’s really hard to wear these hats now. Beautiful? Take a look… Source: vintage everyday: Giant […]

The Early Hair Dryers from Hell, c.1930s.

Before the invention of hair dryers, women would often attach hoses to the exhaust ends of vacuum cleaners to blow-dry their hair. A woman sits under a chrome-plated hair dryer, 1928. (Keystone-France/Getty Images)c. 1928 (Corbis) A stylist uses a freestanding dryer to blow dry a client’s hair with controlled precision at the Hairdressing Fair of […]

Modeling a Prada dress in a sinking boat.

In the gloaming … Amber Valletta on the Tiber. Photograph: Glen Luchford by Nell Frizzell We had to shut the river Tiber in Rome for this picture. It’s expensive to shut down a whole river, but this was for the Prada 1997 autumn/winter campaign, so we had the budget for it. You can’t see them, […]

‘The Roaring Twenties.’

The 1920’s were most popular for the Flapper dress which is easily associated with the “Roaring Twenties”. The Flapper dress had a drop waist, which gave women a more boyish figure which was popular at the time. The low hemlines were also popular because it allowed women to kick up their heels in dances such […]

Olde Edwardian Style – c.1910.

During the 1910s the Edwardians became more playful and innovative, taking an interest in asymmetrical draping techniques. Corsets and bodices were now solely for supporting the shape as opposed to changing it. Suits were fashionable for daywear and walking became easier due to a really big fashion happening – the skirt hemline rose from the […]

‘The Gibson Girls’ & Fashion in the early 1900s.

At the turn of the twentieth century, it was all about Evelyn, Camille, and Irene, the original “Gibson Girls” and the models for the drawings that changed the way America thought about women. Though the 1890s may seem buttoned up by modern standards, they were anything but. Independent, well-read, and urbane, a new class of […]

The Ziegfeld Girls circa 1910-1940.

Alfred Cheney Johnston (known as “Cheney” to his friends and associates) (April 8, 1885 – April 17, 1971) was a New York City-based photographer known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of 1920s-30s actors and actresses. Featuring the photographs of lovely, anonymous Ziegfeld Girls by Alfred Cheney Johnston, taken from the […]