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Banana Dance

Banana Dance

A pioneer for African American women, Josephine Baker is commonly associated with her seductive banana dance performance at the Folies Bergère, costumed in a skimpy skirt constructed with a string of artificial bananas. Miley Cyrus would follow suit in a banana skirt lookalike, sporting the ...
Pearly Whites

Pearly Whites

Mia Farrow graced the cover of People’s inaugural issue on March 4, 1974 which announced the elfin actress’s forthcoming role as the Daisy Buchanan opposite Robert Redford as Gatsby. To celebrate the magazine’s 40th anniversary, People enlisted the chameleonic Taylor Swift to recreate ...
In Hot Water

In Hot Water

For Love Magazine’s SS 2013 issue, photographer duo Mert and Marcus took to the tub when photographing Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss and Chloe Moretz. A year later, Cara appears as the face for Tom Ford’s Black Orchid fragrance campaign. In line with the brand’s ever-racy ads, the British model ...
Rise to the Challenge

Rise to the Challenge

The oeuvre of milliner extraordinaire Stephen Jones contains hats both wearable and conceptual. His 1993 acrylic headpiece, cleverly titled “wash ‘n’ go,” simulates the look of splashed water atop the wearer’s head. Charity, not fashion, is the reason many celebrities are partaking in ...
Take Note

Take Note

Iconoclast designer Elsa Schiaparelli is most remembered for infusing a sense of wit and irony into her designs through surreal touches. Schiaparelli’s Fall 1939 music-themed collection celebrated music, quite literally, with drum-shaped button closures, embroidered musical notes and music boxes ...