William Mortensen, Woman with Skull, circa 1926 (via Hyperallergic).
Les Jeux (Games), Yann Bernard Dyl illustration for La Danse Macabre by Pierre Mac Orlan, 1927 (via Apperceptionism).
Just over two years ago, the creative team at The Viral Factory put together this homage to the evolution of fashion for the opening of a East London shopping center. Inspired by music, dance, and fashion from 1911 to 2011, this cheeky… Read More ›
While many may have taken up a chorus of Auld Lang Syne as the clock struck midnight on the new year, few likely knew the meaning of the words first put to paper by Robbie Burns back in 1788. The old… Read More ›
One of 10 images in the circa 1922 portfolio series Narre Tod, Mein Spielgesell (Fool Death, My Playmate) by German artist Franz Fiedler. Related Posts: – Silent Sundays: La Bibliothèque Infernale (1860) – Silent Sundays: Heavy Metal (2012) – Silent Sundays: A Modern Dance of Death (1912)
Lovies, with Baz Luhrmann’s take on The Great Gatsby opening May 10th, the flapper, that caricature of young women of the Roaring 20’s, will surely be on everyone’s costume and makeup radar this year for fancy dress and Halloween. Read on for… Read More ›
Another fabulous find from our dear friends over at Sellergren Design, this test footage from an early Kodak two-color process is beautiful and ethereal, offering a rare in-color glimpse of vintage form and fashion. From Slate‘s history blog, The Vault: “This clip… Read More ›
Paralleling the growing popularity of photography and the rise of Spiritualism at the turn of the century, the late 1800’s and early 1900’s saw an explosion of so-called “spirit photography.” Photography enthusiasts ranging from dedicated mediums to well-known charlatans used a… Read More ›
For the last few hundred years, the gowns of the First Ladies have cemented a moment in time, not only providing a snapshot of evolving fashion, but also acting as a socio-political window to the historical context of their era. From… Read More ›