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      The Story is an editorial that consists of a series of photographs taken by me. It tells the story of a couple who are going through tough trails in their relationship. The photographs depict the two out on a date which will determine their future together.

This story is told through the lens of vintage fashion of the 20s, 30s, 40s, I could say the 1950s too, but their much more diverse in styles than the other decades listed. Parts of the outfits worn by the couple featured can be categorized in each category of those decades. 

Personally I'm fond of vintage clothing and the photographs that capture them because of the substance they contain. There is just something about the photographs in that day in time, they tell a story that is clear but will never be complete to me because I didn’t live in that era, that’s why I like to recreate vintage looks in my photographs. 

The 1920s

        African American flappers taking in a football game (Addison Scurlock, photographer), and Actors Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford wearing fashions of the early 1920s. Photo Sources( 1&2)

During the “Roaring Twenties” women adopted modern fashion styles in which they did away with the formal wear and the “Flapper” came in to being. Men like wise moved away from the formal fashion and adopted a more comfortable style of normal and high waist suit jackets, along with a sportier look and cuffed pant legs. This whole era was influenced by post-war ideals and jazz. 

The 1930s


Hollywood actor James Cagney and a group photo of men and women in the 1930s. Photo Sources (1

During the early 30s most fashion was still being influenced by the late 20s. Women took on a more formal conservative look of long skirts and natural waist lines accented by short hair styles, cloche hats, synthetic fabrics, tailored evening dresses, wide shoulder styles, bold colors and sweater girls. As for the men the "drape cut" suit made popular by Frederick Scholte came to be. A flexible suit with more faebric and less padding, straight leg wide-pants in a mild color selection due to the "Great Depression" (Browns, dark grays etc.)

The 1940s

Young Man Getting Ready for Saturday Night in the 1940s photo by Arthur Rothstein

In the 40s women continued with the evolution of skirts and wide shoulders, sporting knee-length skirts and square shoulders with stockings and new hair styles such as the “Pompadour.” Men updated the suit again to the wide-lapelled and extreme zoot suits, accented by wide tapered trousers, pocket squares, and wide, patterned neckties.


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