Posts Tagged: Caresse Crosby

When Harry Met Polly

Hell-bent Harry Crosby meets his future wife

When Harry Met Polly

Hell-bent Harry Crosby meets his future wife

La Principessa

Caresse Crosby made being Caresse Crosby look like more fun than just about anything that wasn’t being Caresse Crosby. Following her unlikely invention of the modern bra, Crosby spent the 1920s and ’30s as a publisher, poet, patron and – for a moment – performer.

La Principessa

Caresse Crosby made being Caresse Crosby look like more fun than just about anything that wasn’t being Caresse Crosby. Following her unlikely invention of the modern bra, Crosby spent the 1920s and ’30s as a publisher, poet, patron and – for a moment – performer.

Always yes

If you’re wearing a bra while reading this (and you know what? you don’t have to tell me – Strange Flowers’ Market Research department respects boundaries)…anyway, if you’re wearing a bra as opposed to, oh, a whalebone corset, you should thank Caresse Crosby.

Always yes

If you’re wearing a bra while reading this (and you know what? you don’t have to tell me – Strange Flowers’ Market Research department respects boundaries)…anyway, if you’re wearing a bra as opposed to, oh, a whalebone corset, you should thank Caresse Crosby.

Lapses into piety

Harry Crosby always felt he was living on borrowed time. He was obsessed with the idea of determining the end from which he had already once — against all odds — been spared.

Lapses into piety

Harry Crosby always felt he was living on borrowed time. He was obsessed with the idea of determining the end from which he had already once — against all odds — been spared.

Dress-down Friday: Alastair

To describe Alastair as precious is like saying Isadora Duncan accessorised poorly…The German illustrator, born in 1887, known to his circle as Hanaël and to his passport as Hans-Henning von Voigt, was a singular creation as affected as his art and as artificial as his alias.

Dress-down Friday: Alastair

To describe Alastair as precious is like saying Isadora Duncan accessorised poorly…The German illustrator, born in 1887, known to his circle as Hanaël and to his passport as Hans-Henning von Voigt, was a singular creation as affected as his art and as artificial as his alias.