Thursday, April 30, 2009

Scandalous Fashion!

With thanks to Ingrid of Fashion Is My Muse, I wanted to share this wonderful article, reprinted from the New York Times November 29, 1908.

So often today we see such outrageous clothing (and/or lack thereof sometimes!), we forget that every generation has its scandals and outrages in fashion. It seems this New York Times writer was quite chagrined at the clinging fabrics of which many fashions were being constructed. And - horror of horrors - hats had gone to tiny little bits from huge theatrical displays of plumes and vegetation!

You'll need to click on the image to make it grooooooow into something able to be read. But it's so much fun. I love the rather stuffy and condescending tone of this critic who is obviously somewhat dismayed by current fashion standards! ... right at the height of corsets and girdles and multi-layered foundation garments, etc.! Critics never change! ... and, it seems, neither does fashion!


I hope you enjoyed that - I got a real kick out of it. Now, I'm off to work on a few altered tags for a Marie swap - I hope you're making something delightful! Don't disappoint me!
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