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Teddy Girl series by Ken Russell, 1955  *Styled after the 1950’s “The last of the teddy girls” a photo series by Ken Russell

Teddy Girl series by Ken Russell, 1955 *Styled after the 1950’s “The last of the teddy girls” a photo series by Ken Russell

I am not-so-subtly obsessed with the Edwardian-influenced, tough chic of the Teddy girls. They all look like would kick your ass and then reapply their lip...

FASHION OBSESSION: 1950s Teddy Girls (and Boys)

I am not-so-subtly obsessed with the Edwardian-influenced, tough chic of the Teddy girls. They all look like would kick your ass and then reapply their lip...

Elsie, 15, and Rose Hendon with Mary Toovey and Jean Rayner, 14, in front of the Seven Feathers Club in Edenham Street, North Kensington.

Cool Cats and Tom Boys: Ken Russell's 'The Last of the Teddy Girls'

Elsie, 15, and Rose Hendon with Mary Toovey and Jean Rayner, 14, in front of the Seven Feathers Club in Edenham Street, North Kensington.

Courtesy of my roommate, who clearly already knows what I like. #history #androgyny

Photo Gallery: Tough, Stylish Teddy Girls of the 1950s

Courtesy of my roommate, who clearly already knows what I like. #history #androgyny

this is like in "coco before chanel" when coco takes her man's tie, ties it, and chops it off...

this is like in "coco before chanel" when coco takes her man's tie, ties it, and chops it off...

Teddy Girl by thirdrailboutique on Polyvore featuring Chloe, Yumi, Glamorous, Flamingos, Tory Burch

Teddy Girl by thirdrailboutique on Polyvore featuring Chloe, Yumi, Glamorous, Flamingos, Tory Burch

This shows the style of the greasers, with big flowey skirts and tight tops with cat eye sunglasses for the girls and tight jeans and leather for the boys.

This shows the style of the greasers, with big flowey skirts and tight tops with cat eye sunglasses for the girls and tight jeans and leather for the boys.

Teddy Girls for Oyster Mag by Liz Ham

Teddy Girls for Oyster Mag by Liz Ham

“She loved to walk down the street with a book under her arm. It had the same significance for her as an elegant cane for the dandy a century ago. It differentiated her from others.” – Milan Kundera

We trace the history of the 50s girl gangs that rebelled against austerity, trading in their ration books for Edwardian frills: http://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/8064/teddy-girls-the-style-subculture-that-time-forgot

Teddy Girls: The Style Subculture That Time Forgot

We trace the history of the 50s girl gangs that rebelled against austerity, trading in their ration books for Edwardian frills: http://www.anothermag.com/fashion-beauty/8064/teddy-girls-the-style-subculture-that-time-forgot