Thursday, July 15, 2010

Imprisoned in bubbles

1963 is often hailed as the year that US designers first provided serious competition for the Paris ateliers of Chanel, Lagerfeld and the other established names, and it has to be said that some of creations featured in this photoset from Harper’s magazine may have contributed to the decline of the old guard:


So maybe that is why fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky elected to seal his models into large Perspex bubbles and float them over the streets of Paris, perhaps hoping that some of them would be carried away by the wind and lost forever. Note also his attempt to incinerate a particularly garish little hoop-necked polkadot number with the aid of an itinerant fire-eater, an endeavour that sadly proved unsuccessful…

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