The last precious days of summer are waning but you could do worse to maximize these last afternoons of warmth than watch this mesmerizing new lyric video for the Rolling Stones’ “She’s a Rainbow,” guaranteed to make you yearn for a beach on which to blaze it while wearing a caftan.
The hippest accessory for swinging young women in 1967? Body paint, applied with a miniature paint roller from a miniature plastic paint pan and sold in a miniature paint can.
Chuck Barris, the character who created The Dating Game, The Gong Show, and a pile of other game shows from which our current contest-heavy TV lineup is directly descended, has died at 87.
Today, when every 26-year-old woman I pass on my West Village street seems to have her own start-up, and women’s empowerment conferences are redundantly full of millionairesses in Manolos with daily blow-outs and triplex brownstones in the world’s shiniest borough—Brooklyn, which used to be known for grandmothers in…
A legend is with us no more: Margaret Vinci Heldt, creator of the beehive, has died at age 98.
As we head into the first true summer weekend, please take a moment to decide whether one of these ladies might inspire your best possible poolside fashion choices. And you can’t all pick the woman on the far left.
To help stage the 1964 World’s Fair, the NYCTA added special trains from midtown Manhattan to the site at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Promotion included this commercial, which is unnervingly chipper.
In 1960, the newsreel makers at British Pathé enlisted the tailors at Moss Brothers (along with their “chief theatrical designer”) to sketch out some menswear looks one might expect to see in the year 2000. They’re so far off it’s delightful.
Dig out your blue eyeshadow, your body glitter and your Aqua Net, because it’s time for PROM WEEK on Pictorial.
You’re looking at a trio of French models sporting the latest in haute sunglass fashions, circa June 1961.
Just a quick peek at what folks were wearing on Tokyo’s Ginza Street in 1967.
In 1953, an Associated Press photographer attended one of the famous mambo competitions at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. The images that resulted can only be described as fire.
Here’s a publicity shot of the Supremes in 1965, when it was still Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard, and Diana Ross. The trio is arriving at Heathrow in London, in March, and they look incredible. Many of us mere mortals can’t step off so much as a one-hour commuter flight looking half as great. But it’s important to…
Why, hello. And a happy New Year to you.
Look, black is very tasteful and easy to accessorize and also hides stains. But I challenge you to look at these fashions from spring 1960 then restrain yourself from ordering an aggressively burnt orange blouse.
Here’s something I never expected to write: Old Tupperware commercials are mesmerizing, brilliant, and strangely convincing. Dips keep dippier! Hams keep hammier! My God!
In July 1961, an Associated Press photographer stopped by a showcase of autumn and winter fashions in Florence, Italy. Hats were apparently of particular interest. It is not an exaggeration to describe the results as magical.
Apologies for the sudden, intense wave of longing for summer sunshine that just washed over you.
Baby boomers get a lot of flack for glorifying the golden days of the 1960s through television, from programs like Mad Men to CNN’s The Sixties. But as recent pilot pick-ups suggest, their children have been indoctrinated into this obsession as well: A wealth of shows have come up in recent years fixated not on just…
Apparently today is “National Lipstick Day.” “National Lipstick Day” is not a real holiday, but it’s a great excuse to look at some vintage cosmetics. Let’s get inspired.