Oh You Know Her…
Posted on 19 May 2015
("Bulls-Eye" painting by Gil Elvgren)
What better way to honor our veterans this Memorial Day than with an ode to an icon of American patriotism: the retro pin-up? The history of this vintage bombshell dates back long ago with the pinnacle of her popularity culminating in the 1940’s during World War II. So many of these painted beauties graced our magazines and fighter jets in attempts to lift morale during tough times and the legacy which these ladies left is enough to continually inspire us today.
Last week on The Lingeristas, I got the chance to share my top favorite vintage pin-up artists with other like-minded enthusiasts. Pin-up culture has influenced so much of my work in the lingerie world and has once more become a relevant source of artwork in this day and age. Many of today’s artists continue to excite and amaze us with their own interpretations of these iconic ladies but it’s the innocent-seeming, buxom vintage girls that really inspire me and my designs. Check these artists out for yourself and see if you don’t fall in love with them like I did!