Vogue Paris has been releasing some great vintage videos of runway shows from the past few decades. This particular video is from 1954 and features some pretty damn darling swimwear at a Parisian red carpet event. I’m not sure how easily it would be to swim in a bathing suit with 3D bubbles on it, but at least you would look amazing doing so.

Despite the obvious differences between this runway show and those of today — the models are actually smiling and don’t look like they hate their lives — one even waltzes around with food. Yes, food! Granted, it’s an apple and not a large piece of pie, but do you remember the last time you saw a model on the runway with food? If so, please let me know. I’m not sure how the apple relates to the show going on, but it’s an interesting touch especially how she lovingly looks at it at one point.

Watch the whole video here, and make sure to take in the audience, too. It’s a very eclectic mix, and for once Anna Wintour isn’t sitting there scowling behind sunglasses. Apparently the fashion world did exist before Wintour even if she’d like us to believe otherwise.


Photo: Vogue Paris