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Of Another Fashion
March 4, 2011 2:40 PM   Subscribe

Of Another Fashion: An alternative archive of the not-quite-hidden but too often ignored fashion histories of U.S. women of color.
posted by lalex (11 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Those are some lovely vintage photos. Check out these women playing volleyball in an internment camp.
posted by gc at 3:16 PM on March 4, 2011


The many photos from WWII Japanese-American internment camps are amazing. Among others: arriving, beauty salon, fashion show, dressmaking class, schoolgirls.
posted by lalex at 3:46 PM on March 4, 2011


The hat! The pants! The coat! The pose!

This could not be cooler.
posted by EvaDestruction at 3:54 PM on March 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


And I'm loving the shots of women working, too.
posted by EvaDestruction at 4:01 PM on March 4, 2011


Hey, I was just reading about this on A Dress a Day. Awesome!
posted by Secretariat at 4:02 PM on March 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is terrific. Thank you.
posted by heatvision at 4:37 PM on March 4, 2011


fantastic! I love looking at old photographs of women, looking into their faces, analyzing their expressions and trying to imagine what was her life like? what was going through her head at that moment? what were her hopes and fears? a view into the lives of women who were more routinely ignored in contemporary accounts of day to day life and cultural history is a wonderful 'value added' here. and the hats are pretty damn awesome!!!
posted by supermedusa at 4:38 PM on March 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh wow, so I was curious about the modeling agency mentioned in this post, and came across this fascinating 1969 Life magazine article complete with fantastic images.
posted by lalex at 4:49 PM on March 4, 2011


This is really great. I love the woman in red in her living room with the hanging ashtray.
posted by oneirodynia at 5:39 PM on March 4, 2011


This is really great. Thanks for posting it.
posted by smartyboots at 7:40 PM on March 4, 2011


Here's an interview with the curator where she talks about her motivations for starting the project and her experience with it so far.
posted by casarkos at 9:40 PM on March 4, 2011


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