Archive for dames

vintage swimsuits lookbook: The new swimsuits are in! (1952)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 8, 2011 by All Conference Vintage

The Bare Look (1972)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on May 26, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

This is not an American Apparel ad, it’s a gratuitous article on “The Bare Look” from the pages of Life Magazine’s 1972 the year in pictures.

Kleenex (aka LiLiPUT) “Nice” (Switzerland, 1978)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on March 31, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Kleenex was one of the first all-female punk bands, coming straight out of Switzerland in 1978.   They had to change their name from Kleenex to LiLiPUT when the Kimberley Clark Corporation threatened to sue them in 1979.   I was first introduced to this band by the A Lines, who cover this song on their outstanding “You Can Touch” LP.   I love this kind of disaffected foreign art school girl punk rock to the max!  Surprisingly, this band’s debut ep only goes for $10 or so on eBay.  The clothes these Swiss misses are wearing would not look out of place in an American Apparel ad today.

* edit:  I guess Kill Rock Stars released something by LiLiPUT this year.  Whatevs.  I guess in not the archeologist I fancy myself to be.

Joan Crawford’s hand drawn custom sweatshirt (1930s)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 19, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

grabbed from an ambitious project collapsing

short shorts, Detroit (1956)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Insert your own wolf whistle, fellas.

from the Life Magazine archives on Google.

Miss Christmas Tree 1951

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 10, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Selected ‘Miss Christmas Tree of 1951’ by 40 members of the UCLA chapter, Sigma Chi fraternity, is 24-year-old Diane Dearborn. Miss Dearborn, who arrived in the United States seven weeks ago from Paris, France, is a singer. The collegians saw her picture in a newspaper, reported ‘she seemed prettier that the rest of them'”.

Miss Christmas Tree, 21 December 1951. Diane Dearborn — 24 years

Click to embiggen to appreciate the gams and fishnets.