Fashion Icons: Josephine Baker

14 Jun


A mainstay of the 1920s Paris expat scene, St. Louis–born Baker embodied the  Art Deco movement that bloomed around her: elegant, elaborate and exotic. With  her pet cheetah Chiquita, her dramatic profile and her proclivity for nude  portraiture, it’s no wonder she was among the most admired — and best paid —  entertainers in Europe. Though she became famous for her dancing, she was  infamous for what she wore while dancing: nothing but a skirt made of  (artificial, by some accounts) bananas, oversize gold baubles and quirky caps. With her pencil-thin brows, slicked-back hair and dark lip  color, Baker epitomized and defined the beauty aesthetic of that  period.

Ladies this is a classic sexy look. Although, I wouldn’t advise you all to walk around with her infamous banana skirt on, I do say take heed to the elegance and grace that she portrayed throughout her life.

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