30 June 2009

Queen Sirikit



I found this old postcard in Bangkok a few years ago. It reminds me of Queen Sirikit, a true style icon of the 60s. Balmain designed her wardrobe using Thai silk, traditional influences and a neat silhouette.





Photos by John Dominis for Life, 1960.
Read: The Politics of Dressdress and bodily practice in Thai nation-building.