Today in (fashion) History

Today’s post is really just a bit of historical eye-candy. I have been “out” for about three weeks, and am not yet caught up with my life, so here’s a bit of loveliness to hold you over:


Pierre Cardin Plaid Suits: Three models walking down street wearing argyle and plaid coats, suits and matching stockings by Cardin, with fuzzy high rounded hats. [ca. October 1965] © Condé Nast Archive/Corbis.

I couldn’t resist including this awesome video of a Germany fashion video of Pierre Cardin from 1969 as well:

and now, on with the show:


07 Oct 1957, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA — Strumming a bass fiddle trimmed with rhinestones to match her $12,000 gown, actress Mamie Van Doren sings “Teddy Bear” during her first night club appearance in Las Vegas. The sultry star made her debut before 600 music lovers at the Riviera Hotel. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

Here again, is a great video from “What’s My Line?” in the 1950s:

And finally this one, because well, I’m now a newlywed!


October 07, 1940: Newlyweds being driven in a bicycle taxi. © Keystone/Corbis

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