A selection of Parisian women from a recently published selection of photos – taken by French photographer Andre Zucca. Though not a card carrying Nazi, he was quite happy to sell his photos taken with rare Agfacolor film, to the German magazine Signal. After the liberation of Paris he was arrested but never charged. He spent the remainder of his days as a wedding photographer. These photos show an almost ‘normal’ living by young Parisians under German occupation, which would have suited the Nazi propaganda effort. However, that aside, they are clearly not staged, and prove that even in war, women strove to remain feminine, none more than Parisians.
The first snap however was taken by Jules Richard of two women in Paris just before the Nazi invasion in the early 1930s! These women are quite daring in their fashion! Image recently discovered and held by Musee Nicephore Niepce
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See the Concise Illustrated History of 1940s Women’s Fashion – 1940 to 1949
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so interesting! i enjoyed these immensely
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