Teddy Girl series by Ken Russell, 1955  *Styled after the 1950’s “The last of the teddy girls” a photo series by Ken Russell

Teddy Girl series by Ken Russell, 1955 *Styled after the 1950’s “The last of the teddy girls” a photo series by Ken Russell

Ken Russell's London...The director of Tommy and Women In Love was a freelance photographer before going into films. He lived in west London in the 1950s and made the area around Portobello and its inhabitants a favourite subject.

Ken Russell's London...The director of Tommy and Women In Love was a freelance photographer before going into films. He lived in west London in the 1950s and made the area around Portobello and its inhabitants a favourite subject.

Elsie, 15, and Rose Hendon with Mary Toovey and Jean Rayner, 14, in front of the Seven Feathers Club in Edenham Street, North Kensington.

Cool Cats and Tom Boys: Ken Russell's 'The Last of the Teddy Girls'

Elsie, 15, and Rose Hendon with Mary Toovey and Jean Rayner, 14, in front of the Seven Feathers Club in Edenham Street, North Kensington.

Rare Pics Of The Infamous '50s London Girl Gang Are Unbelievably Cool

Rare Pics Of The Infamous '50s London Girl Gang Are Unbelievably Cool

Ken Russel, 1955, The Last of the Teddy Girls. The images are one of the first reportage series to be made of British youth culture, presenting pictures of working class girls in Neo-Edwardian dress—a fascinating counterpoint to their drape-coated and drainpipe-wearing male counterparts the Teddy Boy. The Last of the Teddy Girls also provided a rare and unique glimpse of a little recognized and under-documented subculture of austere post war Britain.

Cool Cats and Tom Boys: Ken Russell's 'The Last of the Teddy Girls'

Ken Russel, 1955, The Last of the Teddy Girls. The images are one of the first reportage series to be made of British youth culture, presenting pictures of working class girls in Neo-Edwardian dress—a fascinating counterpoint to their drape-coated and drainpipe-wearing male counterparts the Teddy Boy. The Last of the Teddy Girls also provided a rare and unique glimpse of a little recognized and under-documented subculture of austere post war Britain.

tough teddy girl by Ken Russel loved and pinned by doghouse vintage.co.uk

Photo Gallery: Tough, Stylish Teddy Girls of the 1950s

Courtesy of my roommate, who clearly already knows what I like. #history #androgyny

Photo Gallery: Tough, Stylish Teddy Girls of the 1950s

Courtesy of my roommate, who clearly already knows what I like. #history #androgyny

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