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199012 - Eve - with Mr. & Ms. Claus - sitting on lap - 0037 by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) on Flickr.Happy Holidays!!!  (being a teenager is sooooo hard….)
1990

199012 - Eve - with Mr. & Ms. Claus - sitting on lap - 0037 by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL) on Flickr.

Happy Holidays!!! (being a teenager is sooooo hard….)

1990

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Rainbow face ribbon suit.

Laufr (Jumper), Třebič, Czech Republic, 2010–2011Charles Fréger, courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Rainbow face ribbon suit.

Laufr (Jumper), Třebič, Czech Republic, 2010–2011
Charles Fréger, courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

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Super tall, faceless, Bulgarian fur creatures.

Babugeri, Bansko, Bulgaria, 2010–2011Charles Fréger, courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Super tall, faceless, Bulgarian fur creatures.

Babugeri, Bansko, Bulgaria, 2010–2011
Charles Fréger, courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

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Bear suit which is actually the skin of a whole bear.Ursul (Bear), Palanca, Romania, 2010–2011Charles Fréger, courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Bear suit which is actually the skin of a whole bear.



Ursul (Bear), Palanca, Romania, 2010–2011
Charles Fréger, courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

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The codpiece.

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Edwardian Street Fashion!  
Photos by Edward Linley Sambourne, London, 1905-1908

Edwardian Street Fashion! 

Photos by Edward Linley Sambourne, London, 1905-1908

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Is this what we are talking about, when we talk about brides wearing white (and veils): an 18th century interpretation of an Ancient Roman virginal house girl?

“It was not uncommon to depict portrait sitters in the guise of a vestal virgin: many young women were shown in this guise when they were about to marry. The vestals were Roman guardians of the hearth and house who were chosen for their youth and purity; hence the presence of what might have been a table but is instead a brazier. The gold-trimmed robe is not contemporary dress but a costume, and the way in which the young woman lifts the veil is quite typical for the subject.”

Portrait of a Young Woman as a Vestal Virgin, François Hubert Drouais, 1767The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Is this what we are talking about, when we talk about brides wearing white (and veils): an 18th century interpretation of an Ancient Roman virginal house girl?

It was not uncommon to depict portrait sitters in the guise of a vestal virgin: many young women were shown in this guise when they were about to marry. The vestals were Roman guardians of the hearth and house who were chosen for their youth and purity; hence the presence of what might have been a table but is instead a brazier. The gold-trimmed robe is not contemporary dress but a costume, and the way in which the young woman lifts the veil is quite typical for the subject.”

Portrait of a Young Woman as a Vestal Virgin, François Hubert Drouais, 1767
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Don’t text and drive!
Edward Linley Sambourne, London, 1905-1908

Don’t text and drive!

Edward Linley Sambourne, London, 1905-1908

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Costume designer Julie Harris’s design for Julie Christie’s character, Diana Scott in the 1965 film Darling

And more from the British Film Archive!

Costume designer Julie Harris’s design for Julie Christie’s character, Diana Scott in the 1965 film Darling

And more from the British Film Archive!