Much appreciated. It’s remarkable that she basically did all this in 9 short years (1927-36). Her memoirs, narrated by herself, were published by her family a few years ago, but methinks only in German so far. As for Weimar Republic women, this little exhibition was an interesting glimpse into fashion and role changes: http://www.georg-kolbe-museum.de/2008/02/glamour/. If you want all this in a nutshell, check out the life and ways of Ruth Landshoff. Oh, and Isherwood’s Berlin diaries add a nice backstory, too.
Love these vintage pictures. I recently read The Tattler column about you with Garance’s picture of you. You have really started something that has a huge influence on many people. I especially love pictures of people on the street and how they present themselves to the world. Such styling innovation!
I just discovered another amazing woman photographer, Vivian Maier.
She was a nanny and strolled around the city with her rolliflex with her…her work was discovered only after her death, by chance..her story hit my attention.
I suggest to the all of you to take a look at her pictures:http://www.vivianmaier.com/…she was somehow a forerunner cool-hunter!
have a nice day
what you have to understand about this pictures, this woman, the era in which they were taken, is that there was sooo much homosexuality (hidden, of course – or, at least at first take) that certain women were simply dying to be acknowledged as sexually acceptable…hence imitating men. Naturally, it went also with the frustration of not being accepted as equals in a (bloody) White Man’s World (and mostly a Rich Fat White Man’s World at that). Liberation, but sad longing to be SEEN.
These are stunninh. I like how the subjects fill much of the frame and one has a sense of these people vitality. Thanks to the Sartorialist for educating us on this photographer’s work. Oh, that hair. They knew how to cut hair in the 1930s.
You just posted some of my favourite photographs…
Erwin Blumenfeld made some beautiful portraits of Marianne Breslauer that are worth looking up. They are also included in the book and were on show at Jeu De Paume in Paris last year during the Erwin Blumenfeld expo.