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From Playful to Glamorous We Still Adore Style Icon Josephine Baker

Baker became famous for her scandalous and chic dancing in films of the ’20s. During World War II she worked for the French Resistance and performed in USO shows. In the later years of her life her career was focused on stage performances in lavish costumes. But, her style off stage, while still distinctive, became more subdued.

Style Icons We Still Adore- Josephine Baker

1949. Via/ Wiki Commons

Style Icons We Still Adore- Josephine Baker

Baker’s strapless gown, matching gloves, and velvet-lined wrap are pure decadence in Havana, 1950. Via/ Wiki Commons

Style Icons We Still Adore- Josephine Baker

1957. Via/ Wiki Commons

Style Icons We Still Adore- Josephine Baker

Onstage in fully-beaded pants, 1960. Via/ Wiki Commons

Style Icons We Still Adore- Josephine Baker

1961. Via/ Wiki Commons

Style Icons We Still Adore- Josephine Baker

1969. Via/ Wiki Commons

Click here to go inside Josephine Baker’s unusual family.

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