Of Another Fashion

An alternative archive of the not-quite-hidden but too often ignored fashion histories of U.S. women of color

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There’s very little known about this photo taken in 1959 by the Kirksey Photo Studio but what I love about it is the bride’s eyeglasses. Today, more often than not, contact lenses replace eyeglasses during formal events - it was a happy surprise to find them here.

Credit: Anacostia Community Museum, Percival Bryan Collection

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    Glasses forever
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    Yes. A big yes in general to women wearing glasses with cocktail dresses, gowns, sarees and to weddings - their own and...
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    i hadn’t even thought about whether or not i’d be wearing contact lenses or glasses at our wedding!
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