Reading everyone’s crash diet horror stories had me feeling kind of bummed. Then I looked at these photos of black cat auditions from 1961, and I felt better. Like, not all the way better…that burning hatred of a society that teaches women to hate their bodies is still in there somewhere, smoldering along at a simmer, just waiting for something else to fucking ignite it…but for now, it’s subsided just a bit from all the “aw”-ing. Will these pictures do the same for you? Take a look and see. More
Topic: Life magazine
Picture taken for Life Magazine when Dior was showing his designs in Moscow in 1959. More
Marilyn Monroe as Lilian Russell, taken by Richard Avedon in 1958 for the “Fabled Enchantresses” special in LIFE magazine.
Nina Leen for LIFE magazine, 1950.
Picture by Nina Leen for Life Magazine, 1948
Nina Leen for Life Magazine, 1951
Model Ruth Conklin wearing Dior for Life Magazine, 1947, by Nina Leen Top that, Katy Perry.
Yale Joel for LIFE magazine, “Variations of an Italian Haircut,” 1953
Evelyn Tripp for Life Magazine, 1946 by Gjon Mili
Cyndi Lauper, 1986 for Life Magazine
Some women are renowned fashion icons in their own time, only to be largely forgotten after their deaths. Through the Shelved Dolls feature, we hope to bring a little bit of information about them to a new generation. Brenda Diana … More