Goood I love your blog!! IÂ´ve been following you for more than year an a half, and absolutely ADORE the pictures you take!
Should also say, I met you through garanceÂ´s page, that i love too, never stop doing what you do!
kisses from Argentina
Those pants will never go out of style, but it’s the hats that make the ensembles for me. They may be dressed for a summer day at the beach, and they have their jaunty, bepomponed hats to complete the look.
I absolutely love the high waist pants too. They look amazing then, and now. And look at the tops! They are baring more then any side view of the modern photo. It was stylishly sexy even back then. What lovely looking girls. So slender and graceful. I notice from all the vintage photo that people were indeed far more slender in the last century then they are now. If you took an average photo of a person today they would be sloppy and overweight. Whereas the vintage photos they are beautifully turned out and thin.
This is a great photo. The pants, the hats, the halter tops, their expressions and the wind-blown tendrils of hair all add up to portray a simple innocence of youth and winsome loveliness. Thank you for posting!
At first glance, even though i could see it was a vintage photo, I swear I thought it was Garance and one of her fashion freinds in Montauk or French seaside.
Palazzo pants never go out of style. Beautiful photo, styles, gals!
And yes, everyone was thin then, All food was real food..organic before there was such a word/distinction between real and fake/treated food.
I was born in ’51, my mom in ’25, Dad ’24.
Nothing was more exciting than party/dance night and watching the size 2 ‘gals’ arrive in all their glamour, and smelling their intoxicating , heavy perfumes from the top of the staircase. I swear, i remember everyone of their fabulous cocktail dresses, and the rare evening wear palazzo pants, furs, laughter, and the sound of cocktail glasses clinking. Just like it was a party at Don and Betty’s. As a special treat on party night, we got to eat those fancy new frozen TV dinnners. The beginning of the end, but boy were they ever neat..with that yummy apple crisp in center.
Thanks for the memory, Sam, just wonderful!
And, of course, thanks to you Scott. Keep ‘em comng.
I absolutely love your vintage photos section. It definitely shows that fashion is something but style is even more. I absolutely adore the high pants and their hats but above all what I love the most is their attitude, I don’t feel this photo is posed. Elegance is a gift:)
The deep creases and hats make me believe the lovely linen pants are of the Thai variety. High waist pants and cropped tops are a product of the 40s; we should expect nothing less. I don’t think it’s the clothes that are particularly modern, I feel it is the wind swept damp hair, sun soaked skin and the intense glare these women have as they uniformly pose for the picture. Like they were aware of the photo’s destiny as a revered feature on The Sartorialist and they did not want to disappoint.
@ annabella; Thank you for the sharing that great memory! I can just imagine you kids watching the fun from upstairs wondering about the time you were a grown up and got to stay up for the party!
@Modcat So people at the time did indeed dress like this commonly. I kind of thought that was the case, as I had seen halter tops and palazzo pants together in films about the 40′s era. Well, why not, looking as good as this! But good to have you confirm.
Quick correction, Nina was my grandmother and this photo is circa 1930 when the girls were teenagers. I believe this is a beach near Galveston. The Creswell sisters lived in Waco, Texas at the time. Nina was a skilled seamstress and made many lovely outfits for me when I was a child. I miss her.
Those fashions look from the 60′s, not the 30′s or 40′s, particularly if taken in Texas. High-waisted pants, tight halter tops, heels, either bare midriff or wearing swimming suits underneath. Are you sure that is from the 30′s?