Check out these outfits and vogue exhibits from over 70 years in the past.
In 1953 Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell dazzled within the traditional musical Gentleman Choose Blondes. The movie follows Monroe and Russell as two showgirls and finest pals touring from America to France on a cruise and every scene is punctuated by a sequence of fabulous outfits.
The style of the period celebrated the hourglass silhouette and a tailor-made female look was given to every thing with a whole lot of fits and peplum detailing. This post-war vogue was additionally accessorized with gloves and pearls or different jewellery. Gentleman Choose Blondes is a snapshot of this second in type on the large display however Vancouver had a thriving vogue scene right now that we may additionally flip to for a glimpse into the previous.
Malls like Eaton’s (which went out of enterprise in 2002) and Hudson’s Bay would maintain vogue exhibits of their shops and show the most recent traits in swimwear, bridal, formal, and on a regular basis put on.
The photographs are in black and white so we won’t make out the precise hues that have been hottest however textures and patterns like stripes and polka dots are a typical theme all through.
These photographs are a mixture of vogue exhibits, show home windows, and designer stills from 1943 (in the course of the struggle) to 1949 which was the precursor to Fifties vogue. Hats have been additionally tremendous fashionable and lots of outfits have been designed with matching hats.
One facet that hasn’t aged properly is the type of images. Style images has come a good distance because the Nineteen Forties and 50s when the favored angle was from under and very huge so it is troublesome to make out the small print of the outfit.