Ginger Rogers in her Yama Yama Man costume for “The Story Of Vernon and Irene Castle” (1939)

Ginger Rogers in her Yama Yama Man costume for “The Story Of Vernon and Irene Castle” (1939)

sydneyflapper:

Irene Castle, costume by Lucile Ltd for Irving Berlin’s Watch Your Step, 1914

sydneyflapper:

Irene Castle, costume by Lucile Ltd for Irving Berlin’s Watch Your Step, 1914

mothgirlwings:

Irene Castle - c. 1910s

mothgirlwings:

Irene Castle - c. 1910s


mothgirlwings:

Irene and Vernon Castle - c 1910s
Considered paragons of respectability and class, the Castles specifically helped remove the stigma of vulgarity from close dancing. The whisper-thin, elegant Castles were trendsetters in many ways: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an openly lesbian manager, and were animal-rights advocates decades before it became a public issue. Irene was also a fashion innovator, bobbing her hair ten years before the flapper look of the 1920s became popular.

mothgirlwings:

Irene and Vernon Castle - c 1910s

Considered paragons of respectability and class, the Castles specifically helped remove the stigma of vulgarity from close dancing. The whisper-thin, elegant Castles were trendsetters in many ways: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an openly lesbian manager, and were animal-rights advocates decades before it became a public issue. Irene was also a fashion innovator, bobbing her hair ten years before the flapper look of the 1920s became popular.

mothgirlwings:

Irene Castle and chorus girls
The Amateur Wife - (1920)

mothgirlwings:

Irene Castle and chorus girls

The Amateur Wife - (1920)

Irene Castle - by Charles Gates Sheldon (c. 1920s)

Irene Castle - by Charles Gates Sheldon (c. 1920s)

Irene Castle
c. 1910s

Irene Castle

c. 1910s

Irene Castle and chorus girls
The Amateur Wife - (1920)

Irene Castle and chorus girls

The Amateur Wife - (1920)

Irene Castle - c. 1910s

Irene Castle - c. 1910s

Irene and Vernon Castle - c. 1910s
Considered paragons of respectability and class, the Castles specifically helped remove the stigma of vulgarity from close dancing. The whisper-thin, elegant Castles were trendsetters in many ways: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an openly lesbian manager, and were animal-rights advocates decades before it became a public issue. Irene was also a fashion innovator, bobbing her hair ten years before the flapper look of the 1920s became popular.

Irene and Vernon Castle - c. 1910s

Considered paragons of respectability and class, the Castles specifically helped remove the stigma of vulgarity from close dancing. The whisper-thin, elegant Castles were trendsetters in many ways: they traveled with a black orchestra, had an openly lesbian manager, and were animal-rights advocates decades before it became a public issue. Irene was also a fashion innovator, bobbing her hair ten years before the flapper look of the 1920s became popular.