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Fashion

The Girl of the Far Future

This dress wouldn't have been out of place at an awards show in the '80s, or even today. So I'll give Ralph Moni credit for an accurate prediction.

New York Daily News - Mar 10, 1939



MISS OF 19??
Ralph Moni, noted dress designer, made this gown for Helen Meyer to show his idea of the girl of the far future at the Midwest Beauty Trades Show. Charles Book then did his stuff. . . he's a New York hairdress expert. . . and capped Helen with the "futuristic" coiffure.

Posted By: Alex - Mon Oct 25, 2021 - Comments (0)
Category: Fashion, 1930s, Yesterday’s Tomorrows

Polygamy Porter

Yet another banned beer, to go alone with Alex's batrachian brew. Article here.



The brewer's site, where you can purchase their t-shirt

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 18, 2021 - Comments (1)
Category: Censorship, Bluenoses, Taboos, Prohibitions and Other Cultural No-No’s, Fashion, Marriage, Alcohol

Wearable Soft Toys

From designer Venla Elonsalo.

More info: Instagram, venlaelonsalo.com

via @_gastt



Posted By: Alex - Mon Sep 20, 2021 - Comments (3)
Category: Fashion, Dolls and Stuffed Animals

Pierre Cardin’s Moon Dress

Pierre Cardin unveiled this dress in August 1969, immediately following the first moon landing.

It doesn't seem like it would have been possible to sit down while wearing it.

Central New Jersey Home News - Aug 31, 1969

Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 12, 2021 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, 1960s

1965 Vogue Lingerie Feature

To see larger images of every page, go to link.

CAUTION: NSFW pop-ups might intervene!



Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 13, 2021 - Comments (0)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Fashion, Underwear, Surrealism, 1960s

Double-Waist Jeans

New from Marrknull. Part of its Spring/Summer 2021 collection. They don't seem to be available for purchase yet.





Posted By: Alex - Sun Jul 25, 2021 - Comments (4)
Category: Fashion, Denim

Vamp puffer

Designer xalamander is selling a "Vamp puffer" that's "stitched with intricate muscle detailing." Price tag: $660.00.



Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 20, 2021 - Comments (0)
Category: Body, Blood, Fashion

Yoko Ono, “Cut Piece”

To accompany Alex's Patty Chang post from yesterday.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jun 21, 2021 - Comments (0)
Category: Fashion, Performance Art, 1960s

Art-Necko Ties

Minnesota artist Mark Larson debuted his line of Art-Necko ties in 1978. These were plastic, see-through ties, and the gimmick was that he filled them with various stuff.

source: flickr



As described in the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Nov 26, 1978):

There is the aquarium tie (a snail, a plant, some gravel and a puzzled guppie floating on the wearer's chest). The Paint-by-Number tie. The captured-flight tie (two broken toy airplanes and a dead moth). The floral arrangement tie (dirt and live plants). The regimental stripe (available in dirt and candy stripes or the more restrained hairline stripes, executed in human hair in gentle tones of rust, brown and gray).

The neon tie, however, is the current front-runner. Larson's favorite, it's a stunning red-and-blue creation that makes a glowing statement about the wearer—providing he's hooked up to a power source.

And these have nothing on the proposed ties. There could be—well, the world's loudest tie (armed with a tiny loudspeaker to broadcast jets taking off); the horror movie or Vincent Price model (containing dry ice, with tiny holes in the front to permit the wearer to trail wisps of fog); the Fit-to-be-Tied Tie (a self-inflating strait-jacket that takes over when you feel you are losing control), and the chow mein tie, inspired by the Seal-a-Meal machine that is basic to the Art-Necko process.

The cowboy tie



People magazine (Jan 15, 1979) listed a few more:

Railroad Tie has an HO-gauge track, pebbles and a miniature crossing sign inside.

Fishing Tackle features Goldfish crackers, a hook, sinker and a rubber worm. Vanity contains false eyelashes and phony fingernails. And for the ghoulish, there's Bones—scrubbed and boiled shortribs.

At the time the Art-Necko ties sold for $10. I found one for sale on eBay for $14.66. So not much increase in value in the past 40 years.

Posted By: Alex - Thu May 20, 2021 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Fashion, 1970s

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