Vintage beauties from the Ziegfeld Follies

The theatrical side of 1920s fashion; just as captivating (if not more so) as the widely-worn styles of the day. These portraits are of performers from the Ziegfeld Follies – a series of theatrical productions on Broadway in New York that ran from 1907 through 1931. New York’s version of a variety show was inspired by the Folies Bergère in Paris, that long-running entertainment venue where Manet painted his famous portrait of a bar girl, and – much like the Parisian version – staged performances for many of the era’s top performers.

Ziegfeld Follies vintage portraits

Ziegfeld Follies dancer portraits

Ziegfeld Follies dancer portraits

Ziegfeld Follies dancer portraits

Ziegfeld Follies dancer portraits

Ziegfeld Follies dancer portraits

These portraits are of Muriel Finley, Helen Henderson, Peggy Shannon, Adrienne Ames, Alice Wilkie, and Dorothy Wegman.

Via Retronaut.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.