Monday, March 12, 2012

The Reading List….Marianne Breslauer: Photographs

George Hoyningen-Huene, Paris 1932


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  1. Sky

    March 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Wow! These are incredible.. is it a book or just shots?

  2. Aurélie & Angelo

    March 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    These are photography gold! Just stunning! :-)

  3. irene

    March 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm

  4. Reptilia

    March 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    they are elegant and nice!!
    Love old photos!


  5. Opposite Lipstick

    March 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

  6. Natasha Fatah

    March 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Oh these are so elegant and beautiful. I love all the wide leg trousers.


  7. Boxer's Adventures

    March 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Simple extravagant. Dashing fits.
    International Blog and Shop

  8. La Vie Quotidienne by Sartorialist

    March 12, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    For me the 4th PIC is total wonderfulll with REAL INCREDIBLE and CUTEEEEE HAIRCUTTTTTTTT..

    She looks amazing.

    Great work for me favorite team Hunter.

    You can check my workouts for today in:

    XOXO from Munich

    La Vie Quotidienne

  9. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 12, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  10. Laura

    March 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

  11. Charlotte

    March 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

  12. Monsieur Marcel

    March 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    The semi-nude is a self-portrait.

  13. Aga's suitcase

    March 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    She looks amazing in first picture,so femenine in this masculine style.Love it!

  14. Kath

    March 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    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: 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.

  15. Antonio Jose Guzman

    March 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Scott this pictures are amazing.

  16. White Perla

    March 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Very nice pictures. I love black and white pictures:)

  17. *sp

    March 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    lately i’ve been digging a proper marcel wave and the 20s bob. the longer bob (in the gingham shirt) is just darling as is the bob in the swim suit.


  18. Savannah Marie

    March 12, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    These are so beautiful! I LOVE old photographs!
    Savannah Marie

  19. Sandro

    March 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    love the feel of vintage photographs

  20. Gillian Striker

    March 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    so lovely – they really draw you in. the short hair is just too beautiful.


  21. Closeted Dreamer

    March 12, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    love the photos! thanks for sharing

  22. Lydia Hope Samson

    March 12, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    stunning images. contemplative, quietly glamorous. love this post.

  23. Sascha

    March 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Oh wow… these are so subtle. So beautiful. So full of gentle, sweet and subtle erotic atmosphere. I would love to see modern photography have more of subtle side like this. Beautiful.

  24. Elena

    March 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

  25. Martine

    March 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Short hair is so feminine. It shows off the neck and the back to perfection!!!

  26. modelovers

    March 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    The Pics are gorgeous!

  27. LilyAnn

    March 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    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!

  28. Becky Bedbug

    March 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Some of these shots are beautifully androgynous!


  29. maca

    March 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

  30. monkeyshines

    March 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    beautiful vintage photos!


  31. The Mawin blog

    March 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    These photos are all amazing! absolutely love her short hair!

  32. melissa

    March 12, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Just lovely photo’s…..
    Vital would have loved these hair cuts…


  33. CARMEN

    March 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm


  34. style-xyz

    March 12, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    love her hair styling :)

  35. Stephanie

    March 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Marvellous knowledge about the modeling light!!

  36. Magda

    March 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Beautiful photos, especially Annemarie Schwarzenbach, amazing haircut.

  37. CBC

    March 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Less is more…. great style…it could be either gender

  38. Connie

    March 12, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Oh how I wish more people dressed like this today. Nice roomy trousers, sensible shoes, beautifully fitting shirts…sigh…..

  39. Ana Paula

    March 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    These pictures are just gorgeous!
    (for looks, tips, beauty and more!)

  40. Kate

    March 12, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    How strange, my friend sent me a photo they took of the top image when they visited it in Berlin as it reminded them of me.

    These are lovely portraits.

  41. as

    March 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    shouldn’t you be credited on this photo?

  42. Zeper

    March 12, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Now that is androgyny done right. What a great and fearless sense of style.

  43. Maureen F.

    March 13, 2012 at 1:44 am

    These photos are so wonderful! Such. Elegance. I especially love the one with the man and woman dancing…

  44. kateaddict

    March 13, 2012 at 3:21 am

    So beautiful I can’t breathe

  45. Angela

    March 13, 2012 at 3:52 am


  46. vanda

    March 13, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Thanks for sharing these works! Lovely photography!!!!

  47. Simon Brown

    March 13, 2012 at 4:57 am

    These are wonderful. I’d not seen any of this lady’s work before, I’ll be seeking more. Thanks Scott.

  48. Mariana

    March 13, 2012 at 5:44 am

    In the first pic, she looks like Cate Blanchett!
    She really puts out her confidence withoput disregarding her delicacy! Timeless and priceless. Thank you.

  49. david

    March 13, 2012 at 6:24 am

    In the first image she looks like Cate Blanchet or better to say Cate Blanchet looked like her in the movie by Scorsese “the aviator” in which she played the role of Katherine Hepburn.

  50. Ingvild

    March 13, 2012 at 6:35 am


  51. Clara Turbay

    March 13, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Great vintages photos!

  52. Sara

    March 13, 2012 at 7:56 am

    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:…she was somehow a forerunner cool-hunter!
    have a nice day

  53. claudio

    March 13, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Very nice, love the vintage pictures you post. Thanks

  54. proletarian Great Gatsby

    March 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I love those photos.They are so beautiful.They could hang on the walls of our homes.Elegance,peace and modernity.

  55. Nastya Said

    March 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    those perfect haircuts, I miss them nowadays

  56. Dyana Colares

    March 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Love it!

  57. Evelyn

    March 13, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Boy she is beautiful!

  58. zuzannah

    March 14, 2012 at 4:24 am

    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.

  59. koolphoto

    March 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Beautifull photos!…Love it!

  60. Jane Alisa

    March 14, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Such subtle and beautiful pictures.

  61. Venla

    March 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Lovelovelove these x

  62. Barcelona Home Dinners

    March 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I love these photos!!!!!

  63. Brandon

    March 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Wow, these are so gorgeous. Thanks for introducing me to Marianne Breslauer!

  64. kappa

    March 15, 2012 at 2:58 am

    just in time, Marianne Breslauer studied with Man Ray, she’s was a great photographer!

  65. antique engagement rings

    March 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Our fav photos are vintage.. just lovely!

  66. makemoneyonline

    March 15, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I absolutely love it . Good job

  67. christelle

    March 16, 2012 at 5:18 am

    Thank you, Monsieur Sartorialist, for this Annemarie Schwarzenbach’s portrait. She’s an icon for me for a long long time.

  68. Sarah

    March 17, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Does anyone know who the girl is in the third shot down? She’s my total doppelganger!
    These shots are incredible, thanks for posting.

  69. Nicolas

    March 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Love the hair, very cool shots!

  70. carrie

    April 22, 2012 at 9:36 am

    pure poetry!

  71. Melmaline

    April 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Beatuiful! She looks just like Cate Blanchett in the first photo!

  72. MELITA

    May 31, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Love this section!! (reading list) where do you find these awesome pics!! I really love the pics taken in spain! (i’m from bilbao, when a visit??) The girls look soooo glam!! xoxo vanessa

  73. Simone Fraser

    November 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    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.

  74. Martine

    March 2, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Back when people used to be thin….

  75. PJ

    June 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    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.

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