>What Real People Wore- 1930s Fashion Show

>My good friend Kathy (of Blitz Visage Makeup Artistry) sent me a lovely surprise package and included in it was this very fun photo from a 1930s fashion show!
My guess is that this is probably from 1937-1938.  Isn’t this great?  We’ve got grand-pere there in the back with the girl who won looks like she won the ribbon. My guess is that this was probably either a school or club’s fashion show as a lot of the outfits look homemade.  In fact I just super enlarged the ribbon and although I can’t make it out in entirety part of it reads “Outing Show… Club of Southern California”.  Makes me think of how much fun it would be to do a fashion show with my vintage sewing buddies (and that includes you!).  When I look through old photos I love to pick out people who look a bit like folks I know… does anyone else do that?

My favorites are  the girl on the left in the floral dress with big hat and killer shoes, the pant suit, the girl with the kerchief on her head, the stripey zip up culotte number, and although I don’t particularly think it would look good on me, the shorts ensemble with the overcoat on the far right front has killer fabric.  Reminds me of my South American blouse I made a few years ago!
We’ve got a few questionable fashion/fabric choices in here, too.  But I have an affinity for the obnoxious, so I pretty much like everything.  Even Anne Boleyn in the back  “When we said ’37, we didn’t mean 1537!” 


12 thoughts on “>What Real People Wore- 1930s Fashion Show”

  1. >Dang it! Susan, I accidental deleted your comment and can't retrieve it, so feel free to post again if you want :) Sorry about that!Aren't the girls in this photo fun?? Love how happy they all look!

  2. >I adore this photo! I found it at an antique store in Pasadena in the summer of 2006. I had it for a while and i loved looking at it. It instantly reminded me of Lauren! Lauren also made a similar dress to the flower dress with belt and hat before and Im the lucky owner now! Thanks for posting this and Im glad everybody enjoys this picture like I do! ..and now add my makeup profile to your favourites and spread the link :) (i need to advertise a little, thanks for letting me :)

  3. >This is too, too good! ;) What a great little mail surprise for you. Loving some of those hats in there (though the Tudor-esque one… not so much. haha!).♥ Casey

  4. >The dress the lady 4th from the right on the back row is wearing reminds me of the one LizzieMaine wears in her avator on The Fedora Lounge – how authentic is she!

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