Restored footage (with sound) of a 1928 fashion show in Paris

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/08/28/restored-footage-with-sound.html

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NSFW!
I clearly saw a flash of ankle on several of those hussies. Almost gave me the vapors! Excuse me, I most now go lay down.

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Too bad it’s not in color. I would like to have seen what the harmonies/contrasts were like.

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This is gorgeous. Interesting to see how the flapper look has been reined in & the dropped waist is migrating back upward. But the flapper bobs are still there! I especially love the sparkle-bodice-with-tulle-skirt & the double gored skirt. Never mind ankles, I wish I could see shoes. And pray that a similar clip will show up for a Paul Poiret show.

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Maison Doeuillet, surely. Unless this is Le Trône de fer.

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Interesting. It reminds me to wonder about what the actual environment would have been like back then. I have heard speculation that (to our “modern” sensibilities) everybody back then would have reeked. Any truth to this, or is it just more of this:

As Lady Mary would say, “Yummy!”

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I feel that way everyday. :slightly_frowning_face:

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Or Margaret Dumont.

At least Scheherazade appeared to be enjoying herself.

found the boingboing ads more distracting

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