Category Archives: Dress-down Friday

Dress-down Friday: Bryher

A startlingly contemporary vision in between-the-wars film

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Dress-down Friday: Bryher

A startlingly contemporary vision in between-the-wars film

Dress-down Friday: Rachilde

Cross-dressing as subversion – or penny-pinching

Dress-down Friday: Rachilde

Cross-dressing as subversion – or penny-pinching

Dress-down Friday: Joséphin Péladan

“Every exclusively masculine figure is lacking in grace, every exclusively feminine one is lacking in strength.”

Dress-down Friday: Joséphin Péladan

“Every exclusively masculine figure is lacking in grace, every exclusively feminine one is lacking in strength.”

Dress-down Friday: Stephen Tennant

“I just go on looking at them in a dream of bliss…”

Dress-down Friday: Stephen Tennant

“I just go on looking at them in a dream of bliss…”

Dress-down Friday: Gerda Wegener’s 1913 fashions

Fanciful neo-Rococo imagery viewed through an Art Nouveau filter…

Dress-down Friday: Gerda Wegener’s 1913 fashions

Fanciful neo-Rococo imagery viewed through an Art Nouveau filter…

Dress-down Friday: Loie Fuller

Step, one, two, swirl, waft, billow, step, one, two…

Dress-down Friday: Loie Fuller

Step, one, two, swirl, waft, billow, step, one, two…

Dress-down Friday: Beau Brummell

A rucking good time with the ultimate dandy…

Dress-down Friday: Beau Brummell

A rucking good time with the ultimate dandy…

Dress-down Friday: Valeska Gert

Gert was pathologically unable to conform to any larger social grouping than that found within her own eccentric outfits.

Dress-down Friday: Valeska Gert

Gert was pathologically unable to conform to any larger social grouping than that found within her own eccentric outfits.

Dress-down Friday: Lulu

The hidden Victorian origins of cross-dressing trapeze artistry…

Dress-down Friday: Lulu

The hidden Victorian origins of cross-dressing trapeze artistry…

Dress-down Friday: Oriental Costumes

Illustrations from Max Tilke’s book ‘Oriental Costumes: Their Designs and Colors’, published in 1922

Dress-down Friday: Oriental Costumes

Illustrations from Max Tilke’s book ‘Oriental Costumes: Their Designs and Colors’, published in 1922

Dress-down Friday: Dorelia McNeill

“Dorelia and Augustus were seen as representing the principle of living through your ideas, not merely conveying them to canvas or on paper.”

Dress-down Friday: Dorelia McNeill

“Dorelia and Augustus were seen as representing the principle of living through your ideas, not merely conveying them to canvas or on paper.”

Dress-down Friday: Foujita

The Tokyo-born artist alternated between elegant suiting, bohemian work clothes and Japanese robes.

Dress-down Friday: Foujita

The Tokyo-born artist alternated between elegant suiting, bohemian work clothes and Japanese robes.