The “pachuco” scene in Mexico is thought to date back to the 1930s and 1940s in Los Angeles, where Mexican migrants would wear the snazzy outfits partly as a symbol of defiance against discrimination. The custom’s continuation in Mexico is seen in part as a continuing protest against the treatment of Mexican immigrants north of the border.
A woman lines up mannequin heads on a shelf at a company making fashion wigs for export, in Jimo city in east China‘s Shandong province.
Models show the creations by Fenny Mustafa during the Indonesia Fashion Week 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia
Models display autumn/winter designs by Hannibal Laguna during Madrid’s Fashion Week, in Madrid, Spain
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A model presents a creation by Carmen G. Vazquez during the International Flamenco Fashion Show in the Andalusian capital of Seville
A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris.
A model wears a creation for Stephane Rolland’s Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris.
A model displays a creation by designer Marco Zanini as part of the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris.
Shoes created by fashion label Polaire, shown during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin.
A model shows off an outfit from Lena Hoschek’s autumn/winter 2014 collection during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin.
A model wears a creation by designer Laura Dempsey, which lights up in movement, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
Parts at the sole mannequin-producing company in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday. It makes some 100 units a month and exports to mostly Arab countries.
Workers dismantle a Louis Vuitton pavilion shaped like a giant suitcase, with the Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower in the background, in central Moscow
A model displays a creation by designer Ekaterina Yarotskaya during an international fashion show contest at the University of Technology and Design in St Petersburg, Russia.
A contestant puts on make-up on a model during a stage make-up competition in Jinan, Shandong province. According to local media, each contestant was assigned one male model and the dressers’ expertise were judged by to what the extent they could feminise the models’ appearance.
A hairstylist works on a model’s hair during a show at China Fashion Week in Beijing.
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Umbrella handles at Maison Heurtault, a well-known umbrella and parasol creator in Paris.
Models perform in the financial district on Paulista Ave, wearing creations from the Fause Haten winter collection, as part of Fashion Week in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Debutantes wait to be presented to guests during Queen Charlotte’s Ball at the Royal Courts of Justice, London. The event is the highlight of the London Season, a tradition established more than 200 years ago by King George III, culminating with Queen Charlotte’s Ball in honour of his wife’s birthday. Debutantes are young women, usually between 17 and 20, who attend the ball to celebrate a year of charity fund raising, etiquette classes, parties and high society events.
A model wears an haute couture creation by designer Hu Sheguang at China Fashion Week, in Beijing