Anarchists of Style…Muse Edition: Anita Berber

We’ve written about Anita Berber before here on Worn Through, the “priestess of depravity,” dancer, actress and muse to many during her years in Weimar Berlin. The contemporary images of Berber speak volumes, and viewing the highly-sexualized, sometimes fetishist styling she has inspired in today’s designer’s and photographers demonstrates her lasting ability to shock her audience through art. In this post on Anarchist Muses, we present Anita Berber as a representative of the overt (and ambiguous) sexuality adopted and celebrated in modern fashion.

View previous posts on Anita Berber here and here.

Images contain nudity.

Portrait of the Dancer Anita Berber by Otto Dix, 1925          Berber - Another FW 13e

By Otto Dix, 1925                             Cate Blanchett for AnOther, F/W 2013

berbercocaine380          Berber - Vogue Germany Feb 2014

By Madame D’Ora, 1922                    Vogue Germany, February 2014

Berber - DOra Pannier          Berber - Zac Posen RTW Autumn 2008

By Madame D’Ora, 1921                    Zac Posen RTW Autumn 2008

Berber - wSebastian Drost           Berber - Vogue Germany Oct 09e

Berber and Sebastian Droste, 1922       Vogue Germany, October 2009

Anita-Berber          Pam+Hogg FW 2013

Berber with her monocle                                 Pam Hogg F/W 2013


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