There’s hardly a decade that’s not being pawed and pulled at and picked apart for it’s sartorial gems. Most of the eras of the 20th century are being revived in some way as fashion in 2012 nears: the glamorous ’70s, the swinging ’60s, the roaring ’20s and the elegant ’40s. Add the ’50s to the list and the vintage inspirations are near complete.
As Vogue Russia kicks over into 2012, so does their January issue explore that 1950s aesthetic. Meghan Collison models one interpretation of the micro-fringe, a 2012 hairstyle spurned on by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; only it’s one way of donning the style without the need for scissors, instead being rolled under in a Bettie Page-like take.
Kate Shillingford’s styling hints to that retro pinup ideal too: there may be geek-chic cat eye glasses, but it’s not all poodle skirts and twin sets.
Ben Toms shoots Collison against backdrops that match the era of the clothing: floral wallpapers and candy colours bringing out the sweetness in the looks.
Click on the gallery above for the full shoot.