I love posters of pin-up girls. They are so creative! From the vintage photos to the illustrations, I love everything about pin-up girls. I especially love the clothing, hairstyles, and makeup that is inspired from pin-up girls. I haven't done this in a while, so I'm about to give you a history lesson on pin-up girls, and how the style came into existence.
Pin-Up Girl- also known as a pin-up model; a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-up girls can be glamour models, fashion models, or actresses. Also known as cheesecake photos.
Although the term didn't become popular until the 40s, Pin-up girls were actually in existence during the 1890s. During this time, burlesque dancers and actresses used photographic advertisements to promote themselves. These dancers and actresses self-constructed their identity to make themselves visible. During this time, the way society viewed women were also tied to their sexuality, so the more "public' the woman, the more "public" her sexuality. Because these women were sexually fantasized, famous actresses during the 20th Century film were drawn, photographed, and put on walls for personal entertainment. These photos became most popular during the World Wars.
The first pin-up girl was Fernande Barrey
Barrey was known for her display of ample clevage and full frontal nudity. Her pictures were cherished by all soldiers during he First World War.
The most popular pin-up girl is Bettie Page
Other pin-up models include:
*All pictures are found on Pinterest
Well, that is my history lesson for tonight. Hopefully all of this information was helpful
Until Next Time!