14.6.13

Fashion Through the Ages




Clothing trends â la mode:
various examples of fashions spanning from the 17th century to the 21st.


1600s:
 Wenceslaus Hollar’s Fashion Engravings, c. 1640s -

 
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1700s:
 A Mantua Court Dress, c. 1740 -


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1800s:
Portrait of a woman looking into a mirror -



Victorian Roller Derby women - 



c. late 1800s- Women in matching dresses -
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1900s:
London, spring/summer 1906 street scenes -
 
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1910s:
F. Scott Fitzgerald in drag, c. 1910 -



Fashions worn at the Auteuil Races, c. 1911 -

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1920s:
Children Dressed as flowers, c. 1920 -



Agatha Christie and her surfboard 'Fred', c. 1922 -


Making sure the swim suit hem is No Higher than 6" above the knee, c. 1922 -



The High Price of Looking Good, and 'American Venus', c. 1926 - 


Ziegfeld Follies girl -


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1930s:


Making sure Peggy Graves meets US Bikini Laws, 1933 -



Mae West in bat costume, 1934 -



Deauville beach fashion (notice the shoes), 1938 -
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1940s:
”Lightning dress creator” Alphonse Berge could create a dress out a single sheet of fabric in 20 seconds, 1940 -



Marilyn Monroe (yes, really!) doing "war work" - 1945 
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1950s:
Circus performers (the first of which resembles Amy Poehler, to me at least), c. early 1950s
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1960s:


Melvin Sokolsky in Paris for Harper’s Bazaar, 1963 -




This Yves St. Laurent crochet wedding dress is a swing and a miss, in my opin -  



Martha Stewart modeling a fur trimmed quilted maxi skirt suit -
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1970s:
Slack Power at JCPenney -



 When glossy mag meets real life -
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1980s:
Utah's perms -
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{ all photos via Retronaut }
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