Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fashion Models in the 1930s

This picture from my family files is of a woman (some of you have met her before) who worked as a fashion model in the 1930s. I finally looked at the back of it and realized that this was one of the pictures she used to get work.

The back lists contact information and all her measurements:
Size: 12, 14
Height: 5'8''
Weight: 112
Shoe size: 7AAA
Glove size?: 7
Hat size?: 27.5

It is difficult to know how average she might have been among the models of that era. My guess is that she was thinner than the average model then. Nevertheless, note that the sizes were totally different from what they are today.

And yes, I'm blocked about writing anything meaningful...