16-Year-Old Shows How She Would Have Looked From The 1920s To 2010s
16-Year-Old Ohio State University student Annalisa Hartlaub had a question that many of us have probably pondered at one point or another – what might she have looked like if she lived in some other decade of the past century? Hartlaub answered this question for herself in a school assignment for her photography class in which she went through nearly a century of fashion trend changes, comparing mainstream and counterculture fashions of every decade from the 1920s till 2010s in her “Counter // Culture” project.
“I’ve always been fascinated, and a bit infatuated, with counterculture and how it shapes society and mainstream culture as well,” said Hartlaub to HuffPost. “So I decided to mix that interest with my love of fashion, makeup, and photography to create something.”
It’s interesting to observe how, in many cases, a given decade’s mainstream culture was heavily influenced by the counterculture of the decade before it. And why not – aren’t counterculturalists usually the heralds of the next era? It’s also striking to see how rich with fashion variety the last century has been and how short 100 years can seem when they’re portrayed like this.