20s Flapper girls from China

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Una nuova tipologia di donna nasce in Cina durante gli anni ’20. La sfrenatezza della vita occidentale, legata al ritrovato benessere, invade l’Oriente e la sua moda che lentamente è sedotta dall’immagine à la Garçonne. Il pesante cerone, gli ombrellini di carta, i fascianti kimono in seta cedono il passo ad impalpabili abiti  in chiffon, a trucchi meno vistosi, ad acconciature “alla maschietta”. E si fa strada ad Hollywood la prima tra le attrici cinesi, Anna May Wong, destinata a divenire un’icona di stile per il mondo intero. Di seguito una selezione di immagini che testimoniano questa rivoluzione sociale e vestimentaria in Cina.

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A kind of woman was born in China during the 1920s. The wildness of Western life, linked to the refounded welfare, invades the Orient and its fashion that was slowly seduced by the style “à la Garçonne”. The heavy make-up, the paper umbrellas, the kimono silk bindings give way to impalpable chiffon dresses, to less conspicuous make-up, to “boyish” hairstyles. And the first of the Chinese actresses, Anna May Wong, was making her way to Hollywood, destined to become a style icon for the whole world. Below for you a selection of images that testify to this social and clothing chinese revolution.

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Illustrazione cinese anni ’20. Due ballerine indossano un abito tradizionale chiamato Cheongsam, rivisitato per un look occidentale tipico della “Flapper Girl”. I capelli sono corti e in stile Garçonne. Calzature T-Bar. 

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Chinese illustration from the 20s. Two female dancers wear a dress called Cheongsam, rivisited in Western look, typical of the Flapper Girls. The hair is short and in Garçonne style. T-Bar shoes

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Ni Hongyan, Chinese film actress popular in the Chinese film industry in the late 1920s. Fashion Magazine and Amazing Belt (seems to be a modern Alaya!) for this beautiful girl in her swimsuit

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Silk Socks, Waves Hairstyle and Cigarette for a smoking flapper

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Huang Huilan wife of the  Chinese diplomat Wellington Koo, popular in the western world as Madame Wellington Koo or Hui-lan Koo

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still Madame Wellington Koo

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Two asian ladies in 20s fashionable outfits

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March 25, 1928. Here is Anna May Wong visiting Chicago. Trousers, Mary Jane shoes and Cloche hat for the first Chinese American Hollywood movie star, as well as the first Chinese American actress to gain international recognition

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“The Dangerous” Anna May Wong

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Anna May Wong a glamorous Femme Fatale. 1928

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Anna May Wong in 20s

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Anna May Wong -1929 photo by Paul Tanqueray

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From Music to Fashion: 10 look che sono passati dalla Musica alla Moda

Un vestito in lurex, una cresta decolorata, un trucco esasperato spesso divengono alla moda per il fatto di averli visti sfoggiare da un cantante di successo. Icone rock, pop, persino provenienti dal mondo della lirica lanciano da decenni stili e tendenze adottate poi dal pubblico e talvolta rielaborate, anche a distanza di anni, da grandi nomi della moda. Di seguito ho analizzato per voi 10 look che – in ordine cronologico – raccontano questo straordinario passaggio da una dimensione all’altra.

A lurex dress, a wierd coloured hairstyle, an exasperated make-up often become fashionable due to having seen them show off by a successful singer. Rock and pop icons, even from the world of opera, have been launching for decades styles and trends adopted by the public and sometimes reworked, even after many years, by big names in fashion. Below I have analyzed for you 10 looks that – in chronological order – talks about this extraordinary passage from one dimension to another.

  1. La generazione dei “Belli e Dannati” degli anni ’50 ha tra le proprie icone musicali Elvis Presley, il quale ha ispirato altri cantanti per la scelta del proprio hairstyle, oltre che numerosi stilisti per i capi proposti in passerella. — “Bad Boys” generation from 50s: Elvis Presley’s hairstyle is so fashionable for the hipster generation.
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Elvis con la sua storica acconciatura

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Il cantante del gruppo The Kolors, 2015

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Roberto Cavalli ss 2013

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Elvis indossa un completo  in pelle nera

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Roberto Cavalli ss 2014

 

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Saint Laurent ss 2012

 

 

2. I costumi realizzati da Piero Tosi per la produzione cinematografica “Medea”, diretta dal poeta Pier Paolo Pasolini nel 1969, che scelse il soprano Maria Callas per il personaggio di Euripide.

Piero Tosi costumes for “Medea” movie, with soprano star Maria Callas, and Valentino collecton from ss 2014

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Rivive l’Antica Grecia negli abiti disegnati da Maria Grazia Chiuri e Pierpaolo Piccioli per la collezione Primavera Estate 2014 di Valentino.

Costume designed by Piero Tosi for Maria Callas in Medea (1969)

Costume di Scena

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Valentino ss 2014 – Vogue Italia- Ph Steven Meisel

 

3. L’iconico hairstyle indossato da Paul McCartney durante la seconda metà degli anni ’60 fu ripreso nel 1994 dalla band britannica Oasis oltre che da Calvin Klein per la sua campagna pubblicitaria del profumo Ck One, 1995 e 1998.

Paul McCarteny 60s hairstyle and Oasis mid 90s (togheter with cK adv) 

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4. La cantante francese Francoise Hardy negli anni ’60 indossò un abito in tasselli metallici firmato Paco Rabanne. Lo stesso concetto è stato riproposto da numeri stilisti, in primis proprio da Rabanne che ne ha fatto un suo tratto distintivo. Nella foto un’immagine dalla sua sfilata ss 1997.

The French singer Francoise Hardy in the ’60s wore a dress in metal dowels signed Paco Rabanne. The same concept has been repeated by stylists, first of all by Rabanne who has made a distinctive trait. In the picture an image from his fashion show – SS 1997.

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5. Patty Pravo e la storica acconciatura cotonata alla moda nel 1968. Ciclicamente riproposta tra gli altri anche da Dior nel 2008, abbinata al medesimo Make-Up e stile vestimentario.

Iconic italian singer Patty Pravo during 1968 and same style from Dior 2008

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6. Gli anni ’70 con la loro musica si legano alla moda indissolubilmente. Dal Glam al Punk sino alla Disco ogni subcultura generò mode che nel tempo sono state soventemente rielaborate. Nella celebre discoteca Studio 54 fu trendy indossare abiti firmati Halston. Il brand ha fatto di quei volumi il proprio marchio di riconoscimento, confermandosi come un classico nella storia della moda.

70s disco music is inextricably linked to fashion. From Glam to the Punk till the Disco each subculture generated fashions that always comes back in fashion trend. In the famous Studio 54 disco it was trendy to wear Halston designer clothes. This brand has made these designs  its own brand of recognition, confirming itself as a classic in the history of fashion.

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Bianca Jagger  at Sudio 54: entra in discoteca su di un fiabesco cavallo bianco, indossando un maxi abito rosso fuoco

Chris Royer in a dress by Halston

Chris Royer in Halston

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Lo stilista Halston al centro insieme a Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli e Michael Jackson. Studio 54

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Halston fw 2011

 

 

7. Gli anni ’80 e l’immagine di Grace Jones, cantante e performer, musa di grandi stilisti tra cui Azzedine Alaïa. Memorabili i suoi look eccentrici, sensuali e dal sapore androgino.

Grace Jones, from music to fashion icon.From Azzedine Alaya to JPG 2009

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Grace Jones in Jean Paul Gaultier 1981 e una creazione Jean Paul Gaulier del 2009

 

8. Madonna ha da sempre lanciato, più di chiunque altro, stili e tendenze. Il suo amico Jean Paul Gaultier la celebrò nel 2013 quando presentò la rielaborazione del look proposto dalla cantante nel film “Cercasi Susan Disperatamente”, 1985.

Madonna has always launched styles and trends more than anyone else. Jean Paul Gaultier celebrated her style in 2013 too when he presented the reworking of the look proposed by the singer during the movie “Desperately Seeking Susan”, 1985.

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9. Tra il 1991 e il 1993 Axl Rose, leader della band Guns N’ Roses, indossò aderenti pantaloncini in lycra abbinati a bandana, anfibi e camicia tartan. L’immagine divenne subito spunto per una nuova moda, ripresa in ultimo anche da Number Nine Collection (anno 2008).

Between 1991 and 1993, Axl Rose, “Guns N ‘Roses” leader, wore tight Lycra shorts with bandana over his long blonde hair, military boots and tartan shirt. This sexy image immediately became a starting point for a new fashion, also recently taken from Number Nine Collection (2008).

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10. E come non citare i Nirvana e il Grunge, gruppo e moda simbolo dell’ultimo decennio del secolo. Il look proposto dalla band, con a capo Kurt Cobain, bello e carismatico, divenne subito una tendenza tra i giovanissimi. Su un numero di Vogue America del 1992 due supermodelle posaro per Steven Meisel indossando abiti in linea con quella tendenza che si diffuse da Seattle in quasi tutto il mondo.

And how not to mention Nirvana and Grunge, the group and fashion symbol of the last decade of the century. The look proposed by the band, led by Kurt Cobain, beautiful and charismatic perfomer, immediately became a fashion and costume trend. On a number of American Vogue 1992 two supermodels where photographed by Steven Meisel wearing clothes in line with that trend that spread from Seattle almost all over the world.

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Vogue (US) December 1992 Naomi Campbell & Kristen McMenamy – Steven Meisel

 

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Hairstyle trends 2016-2017: revival from the past

La tendenza hairstyle per questo autunno-inverno è segnata dal ritorno a stili provenienti dal passato, rivisitati opportunamente da grandi stilisti dell’acconciatura. Così compaiono in passerella alcuni trend che sono stati subito adottati da star del mondo della musica e del cinema.

Un mix di stili offre a tutti la possibilità di scegliere il proprio look senza risultare fuori moda, si passa così da hairstyles caratterizzati da onde strette wet effects in chiave anni anni ’30 a volumi meno rigidi ottenuti con frisè anni ’70 e ’80. Sempre attuali gli chignon il cui effetto è “sporco” ossia disordinato, insieme alle onde più morbide presentate da Dior attraverso la supermodella Eva Herzigova in perfetto stile Grace Kelly (Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion SPF 50 ). In auge anche le beach waves e le acconciature afro anni ’70 proposte da Gucci, non mancano i rimandi fine ’60 con lo stile Hippie Chic. Sofisticate le rivisitazioni delle pieghe anni ’40 viste sulle passerelle di Gareth Pugh e di Kenzo, donano a chi le indossa un allure romantica e giocosa, perfetta per un look da pin up. Vediamo insieme alcune immagini significative, con le relative descrizioni.

 

The hairstyle trend for this fall-winter is marked by the return to styles from the past, suitably revisited by great stylists of the hairstyle. On the catwalk there are some trends that have been immediately adopted by the stars of the music and cinema world. A mix of styles offers everyone the possibility to choose their look without being out of fashion, thus moving from hairstyles characterized by tight waves effects in key years’ 30s to less rigid volumes obtained with frisè years ’70 and ’80. The chignons are always up-to-date with the effect of being “dirty” or disordered, together with the softer waves presented by Dior through the supermodel Eva Herzigova in perfect Grace Kelly style (Dreamskin Perfect Skin Cushion SPF 50). The beach waves and the afro-like afro hairstyles proposed by Gucci are also in vogue, as are the late 60s references to the Hippie Chic style. Sophisticated reinterpretations of the ’40s folds seen on the catwalks of Gareth Pugh and Kenzo, give the wearer a romantic and playful allure, perfect for a pin-up look. Let’s look at some significant images together with their descriptions.

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30s restyling: Marc Jacobs wet waves for a Modern Gothic Look

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Lady Gaga @ Marc Jacobs, wet waves hairdress

 

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Romantic Rètro: Dior show Eva Herzigova as a modern Grace Kelly

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Knots Now by Céline fw 2016 2017

 

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Knots Now in late 30s style by Dior fw 2016-2017

Valentino

80s classic revival by Valentino. Chic Knots Now fw 2017-2017

Versace

Hippie Chic waves by Versace fw 2016-2017

H&M Studio

70s hippie chic revival by H&M studio

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70s Glam Hairstyle by Gucci fw 2016-2017

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Modern 70s frisè by Gucci fw 2016-2017

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Wet Effects

Stella McCartney

30s waves by Stella McCartney fall 2016-2017

Salvatore Ferragamo

Wet waves from Salvatore Ferragamo fall 2016-2017

Prada

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Jeremy Scott

Late 80s Volume by Jeremy Scott fw 2016-2017

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80s rock look by Topshop Unique fw 2016-2017

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80s Punk Makeup and 40s Hairstyle by Kenzo fw 2016-2017

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Gareth Pugh fw 2016-2017: Modern Pin Up

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Gareth Pugh fw 2016-2017 in love with victory rolls

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Period Dresses from my Fashion Archives

Dear friends, here some dresses from my collection:

Lerario Lapadula Fashion Archives“.

Lerario Lapadula is a Fashion Archives that owns one of the italian largest collections

of period dresses and accessories from XVIII century to 2010.

The most important part of the collection covers the history of Made in Italy clothes.

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1909 period dress and 1909 fashion magazine. Both from our fashion archives

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1927 evening dress detail Fashion Archives Lerario Lapadula

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1937 silk evening dress. Lerario Lapadula Fashion Archives

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1938 dress Lerario Lapadula Fashion Archives

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1948. Anita di Torino dress detail. Ultra rare Made in Italy dress. Lerario Lapadula Fashion Archives

 

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Chanel tailleur detail – 1958 Fashion Archives Lerario Lapadula

 

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1960 ca Simonetta cocktail dress. Lerario Lapadula FashionArchives

 

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1967 ca Angelo Litrico silk dress polkadot pattern. Lerario Lapadula Fashion Archives

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1979 ca FIORUCCI dress  from our collection.

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ss 1987 YVES SAINT LAURENT silk dressand #supertop LINDA EVANGELISTA in our dress Fashion Archives Lerario Lapadula

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1987 KARL LAGERFELD tailleur Lerario Lapadula Fashion…

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1987 ca Paola Ferò couture evening dress. Lerario Lapadula Fashion Archives

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1988 ca Isabelle Allard Delphos Dress. Fashion Archives Lerario Lapadula

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1989 ca Moschino denim suit. Lerario Lapadula Fashion Archives

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Late 80s – Early 90s Christian Lacroix red coat Lerario Lapadula Fashion Archives

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1994 DOLCE & GABBANA silk dress Lerario Lapadula Fashion Archives

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HERMES 1947 vs LOEWE gloves!

Oggi mi è giunto il nuovo numero di #Vogue Italia, edizione Settembre 2016.

Dopo aver sfogliato appena 20 pagine mi ritrovo innanzi l’immagine pubblicitaria del brand LOEWE, all’interno della quale una modella presenta uno styling a mio avviso discutibile.

Mi balza immediatamente agli occhi il guanto nero che le fascia il braccio destro, e subito mi torna in mente una vecchia foto vista anni fa.

Il guanto realizzato da Hermès per la collezione autunno inverno del 1947.

Ritrovo l’immagine, ed ecco a voi il mio confronto.

 

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Incredible, but reading my italian Vogue from Sept I saw an ads from LOEWE luxury brand.

I immediately thought about the collection presented by Hermès during fw 1947, I found a photograph and here comes my personal comparison. Hope you like.

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David Bowie and Dolce & Gabbana: the shoes

Sempre più spesso il mondo della moda contemporanea cerca ispirazione nelle mode del passato. In questo caso le platform shoes indossate da David Bowie durante un concerto negli anni ’70 sono state quasi integralmente ricopiate dai bravi stilisti Dolce & Gabbana.

A voi le immagini.

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Increasingly the world of contemporary fashion look at the past for inspiration. In this case the platform shoes worn by David Bowie during a concert in the 70s were almost entirely copied from talented designers Dolce & Gabbana.Take a look at the shoes.
Davis Bowie in the 70s:

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….and Dolce & Gabbana platform shoes, ready to wear spring summer 2014

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David Bowie and Dolce & Gabbana copyright Luciano Lapadula