“Porn Fashions”: Obscenely Tasteless Apparel From 1980s Adult Magazines

It’s become a cliched joke to claim you read Playboy for its articles; but, in all seriousness, the best place to find wicked wild 70s and 80s fashions are in vintage porn. Continue reading »

Chic And Sexy Pre-Revolution Fashions Of Iran

(L) Actrees Marjan, (R) Iranian pop star Arghavan who fled the country in 1979. As of late, she has been involved in attempts to bring music back to Iran, at the risk of imprisonment.

Even as a kid in the 1970s I was well aware of The Iranian Revolution. It was a top headline for quite some time because its consequences were so profound. The pro-Western Shah was overthrown and replaced with the rabidly anti-Western Ayatollah Khomeini. Any Western cultural influences were rejected overnight in favor of a hard-line Islamic state. Matters between the West and Iran got even worse when the dethroned Shah fled to the US, and the Iranians responded by holding diplomats hostage. Almost thirty years later, things haven’t changed much.

Let’s have a look at the fashions before the revolution. Now, Iranian women have to fight for the right to be able to expose hair under their headscarves. But in the 60s and early to mid-1970s it was quite a different story… Continue reading »

Oaks Day Fashions on the Field 2013

Fairfax photographer Simon Schluter captures the Fashions on the Field at the 2013 Oaks Day.


(L) Charli Bromley in a Catherine Kelly Hat. (R) Esther Warren in a Tamara Jade Bradshaw outfit. Continue reading »

High Flying Fashions At Boston Hotel

A model walks down the side of Revere Hotel in Boston during a vertical fashion show for the Massachusetts College of Art and Design on April 18, 2012. (Dominick Reuter/EPA/Lauren Fish/Lauren Frohne/Globe photo)

The Revere Hotel in Boston, Ma. celebrated its grand opening on April 18 with a vertical fashion show. The Boston Rock Gym provided the models who rappelled down the exterior of the 24-story hotel wearing outfits created by the students from the Massachusetts College of Arts and Design and by Ted Baker London. Continue reading »