Zelda Wynn Valdes was the first black female fashion designer to own her own boutique. Her famous, figure hugging silhouette was worn by stars such as Dorothy Dandridge, Josephine Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Joyce Bryant, Maria Cole, Edna Robinson and later superstars like Gladys Knight and opera diva Jessye Norman. She also designed dresses for legendary figures like Marlene Dietrich and Mae West.
Valdes came up with the costume for the Playboy Bunny which remains the same to this day.
If you’re not from Australia this may not make sense - I would explain but it makes me feel so ashamed that I feel you best just know Australia for all the other horrible things it’s done lately. Shit world I’m sorry, Australia does also have a lot to offer. We just happen to have a government that represents the embarrassing parts.
"Mercuric II" is part of photographer Stephen Baumbach's MonoFlow series. Baumbach blends natural subjects with the element of chance. Using water as his subject, he captures an alluring image of abstract textures and forms, revealing a quiet beauty in even the most mundane of subjects.
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