In my opinion, today we are lack of true style icons.
There are grotesque but sexy silicone doll Kim Kardashian and pretty but very boring good girl Olivia Palermo and thousands mediocre more or less famous no-personality stars and self-proclamed trendsetters in between.
Actress and dancer Louise Brooks – the shining star of Roaring Twenties – got it all: beauty, sex appeal and wit. She was the one who made bobbed haircut popular.
Watch miss Brooks in silent German movie Die Buchse der Pandora 1929. Believe me you will not regret it: this old film is a cinematographic masterpiece, mesmerizing and stylish.
Louise was a perfect choice for the main character Lulu – explosive mixture of dark seduction and childish naiveness. With help of director Georg Wilhelm Pabst and camera man Gunther Krampf she reigns on the screen.
Miss Brooks looks gorgeous with sleek hair and curls.
It’s amazing, but she doesn’t look cheap or vulgar wearing dress with very low cut neckline and back.
Almost all dresses are with asymmetrical hem.
The wedding dress of femme fatale Lulu looks very modest comparing to many modern models.
Louise-Lulu with cigarette.
This dress looks very stylish, chic and morden though it was created 88 years ago.
For me Louise Brooks is an epitome of magic, charm and mystery – rare qualities in the modern movie industry. But I still hope that soon or later true beauty will come back to the cinema.