Tuesday, March 9, 2010

In Grande Stile - Bright Young Things

"Whatever people may have said about us when we were young, they could never have said that we were bores."

The "Bright Young People" were an elite and flamboyant circle of 20-somethings in the late 1920's and early 30's London. Glamorous, campy, and gin-soaked at best, they ran the English roads with hopes of bringing a bit of senseless fun back into their depressing post-war world, one costume party at a time. Cecil Beaton and Evelyn Waugh aside, they were not an overly influential bunch. But these tabloid runners were simply determined to enjoy themselves, and to do it in decadence.

Photos from Italian Vogue (March) by Steven Meisel.

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