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.
Images contain nudity.
By Otto Dix, 1925 Cate Blanchett for AnOther, F/W 2013
By Madame D’Ora, 1922 Vogue Germany, February 2014
By Madame D’Ora, 1921 Zac Posen RTW Autumn 2008
Berber and Sebastian Droste, 1922 Vogue Germany, October 2009
Berber with her monocle Pam Hogg F/W 2013