Jane Sprague in Jacques Fath, by Mark Shaw,1953. More
1958, Francis Miller. Students dancing at the Mariemont High School prom.
I have never conga-ed. Have you?
Lots of questions arise as a result of this watching video, like: is she our new hero? How cool is it that there’s a WASP women who has nothing to do with Lily Pulitzer? But I think the most important question to ask yourself after watching the trailer for the 1959 classic Wasp Woman is “good idea, yes or no?” She gets to be eternally beautiful! She only has to turn into a bug at night! Being a bug could be really fun! Though, admittedly, being a giant bug could put a damper on your nightlife, unless you’re a club kid, and it’s 1995, in which case Michael Alig will kill you anyway. But, I mean, beauty is all about compromises. – via Five Feet of Fury More
Mark Shaw, ’Couture In A Paris Courtyard’, 1955
Suzy Parker in Harper’s, 1955
Black And White Coat, Lillian Bassman, 1950.
ca. 1951, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA — Model wearing a baby blue spring bare shoulder ball gown by Mademoiselle: the skirt is short in front adds length to the back with ostrich feathers attached from the waist. Backdrop art work by Jackson Pollock’s Abstractions photographed at the Betty Parsons Gallery. — Image by © Condé Nast Archive/CORBIS More
Marian Anderson by Richard Avedon, 1955
ca. 1958 — Model standing in front of lame backdrop, wearing tulle and gold embroidered trapeze dress form Dior. — Image by © Condé Nast Archive/CORBIS More
Model Suzy Parker for Harper’s Bazaar, 1951 by Lillian Bassman
Herbet Tobias, Vogue, 1956
Marilyn Monroe as Lilian Russell, taken by Richard Avedon in 1958 for the “Fabled Enchantresses” special in LIFE magazine.