5 posts tagged with fashion by adamvasco.
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Nothing but a Berliner

This post contains nudity.
Photographic history is chock-full of people who were painters before they became photographers, but very few were in women's wear to begin with.
When Hitler came to power in 1933, Erwin Blumenfeld produced this premonitory photomontage which in 1943 the US Airforce dropped in their millions over Germany cities.
Possibly his most famous early work is the series Nude under wet veil reflecting Botticelli and Cranach .
From his early Dada and Surrealist photomontages to his later New York fashion shoots, Erwin Blumenfeld insistently parodied objects of desire.
Here is an illustrated lifeline and a brief bio. from weimarart blogspot.
His fashion shots were masterpieces as were some of his nudes.
73 Thumbnails and wiki.
posted by adamvasco on Nov 20, 2014 - 16 comments

What Freetown lacks in high street shopping, it makes up for in style.

Freetown fashpack shows you where it's at fashionwise in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Jo Dunlop's blog was covered today in the Guardian.
Meanwhile Sierra Leonean fashion model Kadiatu Kamara has launched her own fashion brand called "Kadiatu". (via brandsierraleonetv).
posted by adamvasco on Aug 10, 2013 - 8 comments

The man who got rid of corsets.

Paul Poiret was known as the King of Fashion who broke the rules.
The cult of celebrity around the couturiers was more or less his invention.
“It was my inspiration of artists, in my dressing of theatrical pieces, that I served the public of my day.”
His fashion at the Metropolitan Museum. He died penniless and nearly forgotten.
Elsa Schiaparelli (prev) paid for his funeral. Paul Poiret A Critical approach.
posted by adamvasco on Feb 6, 2013 - 3 comments

Fashion for Friday

Remarked by her contemporary Coco Chanel as "That Italian artist who makes clothes" Elsa Schiaparelli (New Yorker - Janet Flanner) bought Surrealism to fashion. She was one of the most influential creators of Parisian haute couture in the era between the two World Wars. [more inside]
posted by adamvasco on Mar 16, 2012 - 12 comments

Who doesn't want to look like Marilyn?

Aren't bullet bras and girdles uncomfortable? Welcome to retro fashion; - What Katie Did by Casting Couch. From bullet bras to vintage skivvies and Girdles to Stilettos.
posted by adamvasco on Jun 27, 2007 - 16 comments

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