Street Style Circa 1944

Even before the inception of blogs, young women would dress in their finest and prance around the streets hoping to be photographed. And photographed they were! One can argue that Alfred Eisenstaedt was The Sartorialist of the 20th century. I present you the Beautiful Girls in New York series he shot for LIFE magazine in the ’40s. See narcissism existed long before the Internet.

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11 thoughts on “Street Style Circa 1944

  1. […] Street Style Circa 1944 (thelonelywifeproject.wordpress.com) […]

  2. love it!!! women will always want to prance around in pretty clothes:)

  3. elizabeth says:

    I love the looks of the 40’s! Makes me think of my grandmother. Thanks for the great pics. Just ate cheetos and a nutty buddy bar for lunch. Bloat, here I come…
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

  4. Love!! Iconic style… love the era! I agree with Aubrey… I love that you see similar styles on the streets today! Classic!

  5. inredningsvis.se says:

    CUTE POST:) I really like your blog and I follow….I hope you will follow me back:)

    have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

  6. cool and… timeless!

  7. everswoon says:

    This is awesome, outfits posts of the 40’s. So, the first picture, I was totally confused at first, yes I’m up late, but I totally thought that girl’s waist was ridiculously small. I was thinking it was photoshopped, but then they didn’t have photoshop then. Then I realized she was holding an envelope and it made her waist look like a toothpick.

  8. The NOW says:

    Haha..love the cute poses in the first two images!!! Such a cool post! xoxo Elizabeth

  9. Aubrey says:

    These are so cool to look at…especially because aside from the hair, some of those women could be walking down the streets of NYC today! Crazy how everything comes back in style, no?

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