Category: fashion

Cool pics capture ‘50s beautiful ladies in shorts posing with…

Cool pics capture ‘50s beautiful ladies in shorts posing with their cars.

The extending mini-skirts in Paris in the mid-1960s.

The extending mini-skirts in Paris in the mid-1960s.

Cool pics show fashion styles of Californian young men in the…

Cool pics show fashion styles of Californian young men in the 1970s.

The story of Pat Stewart, the Blackpool belle in the polka dot…

The story of Pat Stewart, the Blackpool belle in the polka dot dress, 1951.

This vintage photograph shows students protesting the high…

This vintage photograph shows students protesting the high school dress code that banned slacks for girls in Brooklyn back in 1942. It illustrated a question in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle magazine on March 26 1942. As war raged around the globe, readers were invited to consider the burning question: “Should high school girls, particularly students of Abraham Lincoln High School on Ocean Parkway… be permitted to wear slacks to class?”

The article featured 16-year-old pupil Beverly Bernstein, who was suspended from Lincoln for showing up to class wearing blue gabardine slacks.

“She wore them to school, along with a lipstick-red sweater,” the Eagle wrote, explaining that she was then sent to the office of the dean of girls, who apparently issued the suspension.

Outraged classmates showed their support by coming to school the next day in pants.

“Girls show up in slacks at Abraham Lincoln High School, Brooklyn, in protest because a classmate, Beverly Bernstein, was suspended the day before for wearing slacks,” reads the caption on the photo above.

These rule-breaking wartime students also circulated a petition, stating that girls should be allowed to wear pants because “they are better than skirts in the event of an air raid” and to “conserve silk stockings.”

Italian classic bombshell: Stunning photos of Rosanna Schiaffino…

Italian classic bombshell: Stunning photos of Rosanna Schiaffino in the 1950s and ‘60s.

40 beautiful photos of Jennifer Jones in the 1940s and 1950s.

40 beautiful photos of Jennifer Jones in the 1940s and 1950s.

Woman in a fur coat, New York City, 1940. Photographed by Helen…

Woman in a fur coat, New York City, 1940. Photographed by Helen Levitt.

Christian Dior in white coat commenting on red gown for his new…

Christian Dior in white coat commenting on red gown for his new collection prior to showing, 1957. Photographed by Loomis Dean-LIFE.

30 cool pics that defined the women’s hat styles of the 1950s.

30 cool pics that defined the women’s hat styles of the 1950s.