Kings of Vintage: The Zoot Suit Riots – fashion, rebellion and youth in Forties LA

Great article – Kings of Vintage: The Zoot Suit Riots – fashion, rebellion and youth in Forties LA (Hat Tip Swing Patrol)

These would have been interesting girls to know…

“La Dora, El Paul, La Lupe, El Chubby,”

“Buying into the Zoot Suit craze were not only boys in the African American and Mexican Communities but girls as well. In an image taken in June of 1943, titled “La Dora, El Paul, La Lupe, El Chubby,” we find a girl wearing a Zoot Suit with typical Mexican huarache sandals. The significance of this is immense because it serves as evidence of the interlocking of two cultures. Her ensemble is proof of the Mexican American youth creating a new look that complemented their ancestral country and their new home.”

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