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Eccentric Victorian book arguing a strong case for the universal wearing of a beard – that essential symbol of manly distinction since ancient times….more
An album showing various clothing and ceremonial costumes of the Ottoman Empire, including an array of very impressive hatwear….more
Illustrations from a delightful piece called the Future Dictates of Fashion by W. Cade Gall and published in 1893 which tries to predict the next 100 years of fash…more
X-Ray images of women wearing corsets from the second volume of the French doctor Ludovic O’Followell’s Le Corset (1908)….more
Images from a special issue of Vanity Fair featuring women dressed in “Bifurcations”, i.e. trousers. A distinctly sexual tone to the whole thing….more
In the same year as 1964’s epic blockbuster The Fall of The Roman Empire starring Sophia Loren, Alec Guniess, and James Mason comes this strange little newsreel s…more
Images from a 1906 issue of the French women’s magazine Femina, the first of it’s kind in France and which is still going today. These strange array of pictures…more
Strange little fashion film from 1969 courtesy of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision via Open Images. From the site: “Dressed in a circle shaped plast…more