100 years of sexuality: that seductive thought in the USSR, Russia and the world
Imagine, would teach in modern universities "History of Sexuality" Sit yourself and a half hours through the eyes at the beauties on the slides, study options and to understand, what, when and why the care and concern of mankind! Certainly, and the girls would be interested to learn about it. By the way, we recently showed you how to change the "perfect" female body, and now offer a spectacular contest not only between epochs, but between Russia and the rest of the world. What was considered seductive and desirable in the last hundred years, "they" and "we"?
Here's a real "hourglass", covered in ivory corset to which the "attached" special maid, possessed of great strength. The girls swoon, but it worked out, "haughty posture" because they could not keep it only as your back straight and shoulders squared. And as the dresses were completely closed, very juicy part of the body was considered the neck, ideally thin and long. She stressed the graceful necks and lace collars.
Reference beauty of the time actress Camille Clifford
Since the times of Peter I Russian nobility in no way kept pace with fashionable European capitals. Men sent London women - Paris and Vienna. And sexuality was a paradoxical: the lady must have looked like an "air and weightless" and at the same time, the "full-body"; the most "heavenly" (a nymph, mermaid, exotic flower - anything but not an ordinary woman with her household chores), and at the same time healthy and prolific (urban families had 6-8 children, provincial - 10-12).
Woman in the image of a mermaid, 1905 Snapshot court photographer Basil Chekhov
This was the era of miniature (1, 55-1, 60 m), but very busty beauties with narrow sloping shoulders and long brown hair, arranged in an elaborate hairstyles such as "Japanese". And they are very expensive "noble pallor" - used rice powder and never tans (tan differed only commoners). Singer, actress and operetta singer romances Anastasia Vyaltseva, 1900
In Hollywood came to his majesty makeup. The legendary Max Factor (pictured below) opened cosmetics shop, and screen stars first to appreciate its tonal resources. Founder of the famous brand Rimmel, Eugene Rimmel invented the mascara, and Maybelline company in 1917 began producing a similar product for the eyebrows.
However, do make-up in the "narration" of life is still considered shameful, and if beauty buying newfangled color cosmetics, it is only to a very quietly to correct facial features, hiding flaws and highlighting the virtues.
A turning point for our country a decade has radically changed, and fashion, and the concept of sexuality. After the revolution of 1917 began intensively to create "Soviet style": there were workshops so-called overalls - that is, for production and for everyday wear. The new authorities have dreamed to dress all in uniform, to emphasize the "universal equality". But the main attribute of the revolutionaries were "squeaky" leather jacket, in which women often have been mistaken for men.
, too, came up to the sex "proletarian" approach announced that it is a simple physiological need, which does not need such a "bourgeois relic" as love.
Meanwhile, the bourgeois ladies long shunned the bright make-up: in the 20s, all these tubes, jars, sklyanochki become their best friends. But focusing on the face, women have ceased to emphasize the shape. Instead of "hourglass" became fashionable "boyish" silhouette, and some even tied the breast, making it flatter.
Like any manifestation of "individualism", exquisite appearance was unacceptable under the new order. Not satisfactory one who wore simple, discreet, functional, and more "economical" - that is, not to spend money on a new and alter old. Women are at the time this ingenuity: in the course were the curtains, tablecloths, bedding, priests' robes and especially striped mattress cloth - perhaps the only one available. And almost all the women wore short haircuts. Moscow fashionista era of the NEP, 1927
In this decade, women's sex appeal has acquired another "courageous" feature: fashionable silhouette became clearer, with virtually no smooth lines and curves, and straight hard shoulder line. At the hearing is not very attractive, but take a look at these photos of Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford: image of a strong, confident and a little "bitchy" femme fatale today is maddening.
By the 30 th years of attempts to impose a "proletarian mass" stalled, but fashion is not developed because of the poverty of the population and an acute shortage. In the minds of the Soviet people "fashion" was replaced by "decent," whether it is a coat, hat, bag or shoes. And most recognizable trends Soviet 30s became a sports and muscular style and white color as a kind of symbol of "happiness and joy".
Actress Tatyana Gorecki
Of the previous decade in the new migrated skid shoulders - such as actress Katharine Hepburn stressed their hard line its austere beauty.
But during the war back into fashion blatant femininity. Sex symbol was a girl in the Pin-up girl style, as an actress and dancer Betty Grable on this iconic 1943 photo. It was said: "The million-dollar legs."
In the 40 years the Soviet fashion finally moved closer to Europe. Our beauty drew ideas from magazines, and even were captured cards, captured movies and, of course, the domestic movie stars and singers who imitate as best they could. But after only a few years after the war, women in the USSR fell behind again on global trends due to tissue deficits and continued to wear "school" in Flower dresses and jackets, "a military manner."
Perhaps more than ever women's sexuality was not provided immediately, "two versions". Take a look at the sex symbols of the decade - Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. Both were figures such as "hourglass" that provoked admiration and envy, and both appeared in a rather open outfits. But if Marilyn exploit the image of the sultry, frankly alluring beauty, then Grace "played" cold coy.
Old-fashioned style of Soviet women still wore the rough "broad-shouldered" things only after Stalin's death, somewhere in the mid-50s, began to adopt has long been popular in the West, feminine dresses that emphasize the figure.
At the World Festival of Youth and Students, ENEA, 1957
Meanwhile, foreign countries have prepared a new surprise: curvaceous fallen out of favor, the chest has ceased to be the main female trump card, but millions of beauties flaunt began in outrageous mini opening leg eyes "by ear." Role model was the British model Twiggy (Reed).
Another powerful incentive to lose weight was the swimsuits, which only now won separate swimsuit bikini (before it was deemed "obscene").
Penetrating into the Soviet Union on a bit, almost in secret, new fashion trends slowly and belatedly, but still won the hearts of "thaw" of young people, often in spite of the Komsomol and party lines. Studs, mini-skirts and even insidious bikini - all this gradually reigned in the wardrobes of fashionistas. However, the classic Soviet-style 60's embodied "the most beautiful minister of culture" Ekaterina Furtseva.
Maybe a woman's body and lost in the volumes, but has found a new sexuality. One of the "Charlie's Angels" actress Farrah Fawcett has captivated men with their luxurious locks and photos in bathing suits made of thin fabric - nearly topless. This poster, for example, sold record 20 million copies!
Meanwhile, on the back side of the earth, no one could take his eyes off incredibly slim and elegant Zinochka from the film "Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Occupation" (Natalia Selezneva) ...
... Nadia of "Twist of Fate" (Barbara Brylska) with its famous fox cap ...
... and Vera from the "Office Romance" (Leah Akhedzhakova) with its "entirely foreign toilets", "is very provocative boots" and a surprise for the Soviet women "free gait from the hip."
The new decade has demanded more open body, and that body had to be fit, flexible and tanned. All this combined the aerobics with its main star Jane Fonda, where, by the way, went to fashion leggings and sweaters, falling down from the shoulder. A whole second half 80 imagination excited appetizing variety Sabrina and Sandra birds.
And in the USSR just came a moment of sexual liberation (though progressive Vera from the late 70's was already known about the "sexual revolution"!) And the end of the decade there was a real shock: came first Soviet erotic - "Little Vera".
On the one hand, sexuality fit under standard 90-60-90 - as in the famous top models of the time from Claudia Schiffer to Naomi Campbell. On the other, literally knocked out of the chest of all standards Pamela Anderson has produced a furor that women stood in line to plastic surgeons.
In the wake of drastic changes and hardships our country like it was not until the female parameters. But through the destruction of the old walls in Russia poured a stream of "freedom" that "sex" was literally everything, from politics to television.
Host of "Today" on the old NTV Tatiana Mitkov, 1995 (Photo: RIA Novosti / Yuri Zaritkovsky).
The world still goes on models of the mind - tall and slender, long-legged and long-haired, but now all attention is focused on ... the belly. It should be flat, embossed and bronzed, to safely put not only his parade to the beach, but in the city, showing off in the shortened topic, like Britney Spears.
Do you remember that's the beauty of this "zero", was very fond of our country? Monstrous slacks, capris and phone on a cord as the main accessory.
What will they say about the current decade, we'll see in another five years, and now the trend seems obvious ...
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and Instagram with its raspiarenny "bumper"