Archive for April, 2011

2011/04/17

Garbo in Fur

Greta Garbo by Ruth Harriet Louise

Wish it was easier to find shots of Garbo in fur (that I like). This is close. It’s not fox, lynx, or chinchilla, but it’s got some body to it. Garbo combined with any fur is magic, though, so it will do.

Your bonus for another week my distraction levels remain high:

Wearing Christian Dior 1949

Small Black Fox Muff

This is from dovima_is_devine_II‘s photostream, a very large (and ill-tagged) set of photos from a combination of sources, including a lot of vintage fashion mags. It’s not all fur, but there’s a lot of nice stuff in there.

2011/04/10

Deitrich’s Fox Fur Trim

Imagine my surprise when a commenter suggested that one of my favorite fur film moments was not, in fact, fur at all. I speak of Shanghai Express.

This Is Not The Sable You Are Looking For

The fringe on the garment she wears in the “hat” sequence, which I had presumed was sable, is feathers, or rather down pelts, simliar to the ones that made up the also rather visually appealing white coat she wore in the Dietrich in London special. I see no reason to doubt this assertion, after all, it’s not like they were suggesting there was no fur at all, or that everything in The Mad Miss Manton was fake. No, actually quite reasonable now that I look at it again.

I’ll blame my sable dreams on a combination of low resolution and highly wishful thinking.

Ah, but someone didn’t desecrate her grave because Marlene Dietrich wore a lot of goose down. Thus, finding photos of her wearing real fur is not exactly difficult. What is always enjoyable is finding those few that just knock you off your feet when you see them for the first time. This is one such example:

MARLENE DIETRICH

So the Shanghai Express collar wasn’t sable. I’m pretty dang sure this is fur, so I’ll get over it by picturing this one instead.

2011/04/03

Lucille Ball in White Fox

Imagine my surprise when I discovered one of the single best images of 30’s fur fashion did not appear to be on Flickr. I’ve looked around for this iconic image of Lucille Ball a few times, but not until this weekend did it appear. At least, I think. Again, as I mentioned last week, some work with tagging on Flickr would be nice, but at this point, who cares. Just enjoy…

Lucille Ball

Just… wow.