So, I came upon this German magazine called Brigitte from January 1959 and was blown away by this fashion spread. It’s a wonderfully surreal tour through a bizarre carnival. The cover of the magazine is below…
The article is titled “Hier beginnt unser grober faschingsteil. Das erste Fest: Im Hexenkessel” Google translate gives us: “Here begins our rough carnival part. The first party: In the cauldron”. Obviously, something is getting lost in translation here – but I get the gist. The theme of the fashion spread is a tour through a carnival.
“In Der Guten Alten Zeit”; Google Translation:”In the Good Old Days”
“Auf deim Meeresrund” = “On the Seabed”
“Im Urwald” = “In the Jungle”
We’ll return to Brigitte later, as it has some awesome advertising illustrations- but I just had to share this wild tour through a German carnival. Cheers.