“Women with Vintage Giant Hats.”

Looking at the favorite Fashion Style of Women From the early Years of the 20th Century one feels that women from the Edwardian era favored 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…edwardian-giant-hats-1900s-10s-25edwardian-giant-hats-1900s-10s-13

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Source: vintage everyday: Giant Hats: The Favorite Fashion Style of Women From the early Years of the 20th Century

“Dressing Up” for the Telephone.

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These beautiful vintage black and white photograph show young women posed using telephones in the early 20th century.

How to dress when using your landline (2)

How to dress when using your landline (3)

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“Sam McKnight’s Masterpieces of Hair.”

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Victoria Beckham for Vogue UK April 2008:
‘When Sam’s hands touch the model, you can see her expression completely change.
See more images via Hair goals: Sam McKnight’s masterpieces of styling – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

“3D Spider Dress”.

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3D printing is being explored in many different ways, and Dutch artist Anouk Wipprecht isn’t afraid to use the technology to push the limits of fashion.
Her latest creation is the “spider” dress, which is outfitted with six customized legs that spring out when it senses motion nearby.
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The structure itself was modeled using one of Intel’s Edison modules and is equipped with motion and respiratory sensors that link back the main processor.
If a person approaches the dress too fast, the arms spring up in a defense motion. But if a person approaches slow and smooth, the sensors will make suggestive movements to draw the prey… ahem, person closer.
Keep up to date with Anouk’s latest work on her site.
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via Creepy Couture: A 3D Printed “Spider” Dress That Senses and Reacts to Motion.

“The Pirelli Calendar”.

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Julianne Moore as the Greek goddess Hera, by Karl Lagerfeld for the 2011 Pirelli calendar. Photograph: Karl Lagerfeld/Pirelli
The publication to which these giants of modern style refer? A soft-porn calendar promoting tyres.
The extent to which the Pirelli calendar has been embraced by the fashion industry has been unavoidable, in the wake of 50th-anniversary gala celebrations held in a modern art gallery in Milan and attended by top-flight models, photographers, stylists and designers, and the publication of a new coffee-table book celebrating the half century.
The fashion industry, normally intensely snobbish about distancing itself from the fake-tanned, fake-boobed world of commercialised glamour modelling, has nonetheless taken the Pirelli calendar to its heart. (Or perhaps, more accurately, to its bosom.)
Pirelli’s triumph is a masterclass in image management, one that leverages basic instincts in a sophisticated marketplace.
Its power lies in the fact that being acknowledged as sexually attractive is a valuable asset to women in the public eye, whereas being seen as sexually available is demeaning.
So the deal Pirelli strikes with photographers and models is that they get to be sexy, and Pirelli gets to be classy.
A key part of the Pirelli legend is that the calendar is not available to purchase, but sent to a secret list of high-rollers and international public figures.
This exclusivity is now entirely academic – the images are widely published on the internet – but it sets a context no less powerful for being imaginary.
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French model Laetitia Casta, by Annie Leibovitz for the 2000 Pirelli calendar. Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Pirelli
At its worst, the Pirelli calendar gives free rein to fashion’s ickiest side.
The 2010 calendar, shot by Terry Richardson, is all squeakily waxed young women with Richardson’s signature pool-party slicked-back hair, eating bananas or pretending to lick cockerels. (Seriously.)
But Pirelli has been very smart about playing up its illustrious roll call of photographers, from Helmut Newton to Annie Leibovitz, and about balancing the unreconstructed salaciousness of Richardson with artier issues.
Read on via Pirelli calendar at 50: how a soft-porn institution promoting tyres won the hearts of the fashion industry | Fashion | The Guardian.

“Fashion 1920s-30s”.

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Immortalized in movies and magazine covers, young women’s fashion of the 1920s was both a trend and social statement, a breaking-off from the rigid Victorian way of life.
These young, rebellious, middle-class women, labeled ‘flappers’ by older generations, did away with the corset and donned slinky knee-length dresses, which exposed their legs and arms.
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Tamara de Lempicka, Paris 1929. Photo by Dora Kallmus.
The hairstyle of the decade was a chin-length bob, of with several popular variations.
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