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En Vogue: 1944

February 1944. "Vogue: Florida Fashion." 35mm Kodachrome by Toni Frissell. View full size.

February 1944. "Vogue: Florida Fashion." 35mm Kodachrome by Toni Frissell. View full size.


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Let's lie down on some coral.

Not too different from now

I was surprised. Her style of swimwear is not too different from our classic two piece that some wear now. Nice colors. And the style of sunglasses not too different from some available now. I think it is great that we don't do changing styles every season so much now. I'll be the quality of the cloth was better than easily available now.


"Toni Frissell began her career in photography in the 1930s, at first working as a fashion photographer for Vogue magazine. During World War II, she was, for a time, the official photographer for the American Red Cross, and later, the Women’s Army Corps. Her work took her to Europe, where she photographed soldiers and civilians affected by the war, including a famous series featuring the Tuskegee Airmen at an air base in Italy. In later years, she continued a career of photographing both famous and ordinary people for decades, amassing a collection of some 340,000 images. In 1971, Frissell donated her photographs to the Library of Congress, preserving the images and making them available to everyone."

Model Behavior

I guess that she had to take the rough with the smooth. I hope Vogue had good medical benefits in the '40s.

That bikini

There's enough material there to make three today.

En refrain: 1973

Kodachrome, give us those nice bright colors
Give us those greens of summers
      Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah
Well I've got a Nikon camera
      Love to take a photograph
So Mama don't take my Kodachrome away ...

-- "Kodachrome" ("There Goes Rhymin' Simon," 1973)

Makes my elbow hurt just to look at her

That sharp rock, what an uncomfortable place to lounge at the beach! Maybe she was hoping nobody would see her with those ridiculous sunglasses. And what is that red thing?

[A comb. - Dave]

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