Posts Tagged ‘Seeberger brothers’

elegance: le fin

April 30, 2011

Here are two gorgeous, vintage beach shots to end my posts on Elegance.

Voila!

Le fin.

elegance: trois

April 29, 2011

This lovely lady is showing us how to go from the boardwalk to the beach in what was called “beach pajamas.”

According to this book, “Worn since the war by both sexes as casual, indoor clothing, pajamas appeared at the beaches and casinos in 1929 and received their popular name in the summer of 1931. Ridiculed, sung about, and prohibited by the church, pajamas were finally accepted when the courtiers thought to feminize them and erase any hint of ambiguity.”

This photo screams badass.

elegance: deux

April 28, 2011

With the weather in Chicago still cold and rainy, I’m yearning for Spring to come back — better yet for Summer to be here!

To continue with my favorite photos from “Elegance: The Seeberger Brothers and the Birth of Fashion Photography,” here are some fun beach photos.

This first photo is by far my favorite from the book. This woman has such grace and style. I don’t know where she’s going but watch out world here she comes!

Check out these¬†kitschy shades…

elegance: une

April 27, 2011

The 1920s-1940s had an elegance to them that I don’t see very much nowadays. That’s precisely why I love watching black & white movies — for the fashion and gorgeous sets.

I recently picked up one of my favorite books “Elegance: The Seeberger Brothers and the Birth of Fashion Photography.”¬†According to the book they were the first fashion photographers. The photos chronicle high society ladies, mostly in France, from 1909 through 1939.

I wanted to share some of my favorite photos but there are so many so I’m doing it in sections. This is partie une. These ladies are all wonderful examples of how timeless fashion can be. From the fabrics to the cut of their suits, I can see woman of today wearing any of these outfits.

… and of course the ultimate star of this time — and to this day.