vintage uniform

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Eve’s Glory series by A. Tamboly

A hundred years after the First World War, modern women demonstrate military prestige by donning vintage uniforms historically exclusive to men. Highlighting uniforms from the Second Industrial Revolution until the end of the Weimar Republic, Eve’s Glory compares the ceremonial attitudes historically associated with the military to the proud independence of modern women.

Military uniforms are symbols of heroic and elite social status. The authentic uniforms belong to officers from several countries, symbolizing the strict value system of the period from 1868 to the 1930s. If women had been granted the same status as men, how would they have been perceived? Would society focus on delicate femininity or strength? Melting away the barriers by integrating women into this masculine world, this project questions the gender divide.

I am interested in challenging the conventional ways in which females are visually presented. Women in fashion magazines, TV commercials, and mainstream films are usually dressed in a way that speaks to a structure of social expectations. Characterized by a sharp division between masculinity and femininity, dominance and passivity, toughness and delicacy, women are narrowly defined. A woman in uniform is a visual impossibility.

Showing the contrast between two different worlds—the masculine and the feminine—Eve’s Glory deals with unique characters regardless of age, health, and origin to show women who fought their way through life and the young women who strive for their own path.

—A. Tamboly

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“You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;

You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;

Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;

Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.”


Vintage Hogwarts Houses Uniforms.

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One of the many projects that are on hiatus of mine (to devote myself to my fandoms because i’m trash)

「SHOWA LOVERS」is a story about two very different but also very similar high school girls living in Japan during the 80′s (Showa period).
One is a 16-year-old half-English half-Japanese blonde girl attending a prestigious all-girls catholic school, feared and shunned by her peers because, well, she’s kind of a mean b!tch.
The other, a shorty with fists of steel, is a Sukeban (スケ番) - leader of the girl gang at her school, feared by many and is rumored to be a yakuza daughter. But in reality she’s just a quirky, secretly shy, misunderstood 16-year-old girl who happens to be a bit stronger, or rather well trained in karate, than the rest of her gang.

Dedicated to a generation of fearless yankii girls who charmed the hell out of me. There’re more characters but they’re still in development abandoned.

Marie Sophie Wilson, Lynne Koester and Tatjana Patitz in Comme des Garçons. Photo Peter Lindbergh in Le Touquet, France 1987.

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Michael Jackson with the Boy Scouts of America (1990)

In September 1990 Michael was given the Michael Jackson Good Scout Humanitarian Award, named in his honor. “Michael Jackson is a good example to youth, helping us keep kids off the streets by supporting Scouting,” said Ray Martin, chairman of the board of Los Angeles Area Council Boy Scouts of America.