From the pages of fashion art and media studio Au Courant's magazine comes this stunning spread. Shot by Caribbean photojournalist Alex Smailes, it pictures elegantly self styled elderly people, offering their own view of formal/fashion wear for the dancehall.
What I like about these photos (though these are really small) is that no one is pictured in an overly sentimental or nostalgic manner. It just shows people first, and second; the enduring qualities of elegant evening attire.
On a related note, we did venture into night club apparel of the past in a previous post.
Remember to indulge yourself in more high quality photo work over at Au Courant, who among several other things have just released a great looking coffee table book full of (current) Caribbean fashion.
Photos: Alex Smailes
Posted by: Bernhard