Carl Erickson (1891 – 1958) was an American fashion and advertising illustrator from the 1910s through to the 1940s. At the peak of his career, he signed his work “Eric” and was known by this name. He worked a great deal for Vogue in the 1930s and 40s. He had a reputation for being obsessively hardworking. He only ever sketched from live models. For each illustration that appeared in a magazine, he had made dozens of studies. And he was known for bringing his sketchbook with him everywhere he went – to the restaurant, to the theatre – and capturing the elegance he saw around him.
Dyna Moe has created paper dolls based on Janie Bryant’s costumes for Joan Holloway in Mad Men. Love love love!
How interesting to see the difference between reality and the final product in Elvgren’s pinups. I’d never seen these before…
Editorial entitled “Why Miss Jones!” shot by John Akehurst for Harper’s Bazaar UK, September 2011.
Ginger is definitely one of my greatest idols, and her look in the 30s inspired me to go blonde myself. She had a long career, so her style (and hairstyles!) span the golden era of showbiz. Here are some of her looks that I love love love.