Bubbles of fashion sail over Paris, 1963


20 Responses to “Bubbles of fashion sail over Paris, 1963”

  1. sigismund says:

    maybe because they all volunteered for it… the worst prison is the one you deliberately accept. ;)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Fantastic image…..xv

  3. David Carroll says:

    Wow! That’s way better than a JetPack.

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Nash Rambler says:

    Am I the only one mildly disturbed by the lack of visable airholes in this thing? I’m hoping those two gawkers in the lower right are sharing my concern.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well, based on this article http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/resnotes/notes/94-11.htm, humans consume about 550 liters of oxygen per day, which is just under 23 liters per hour. The bubbles appear to be about 2 meters in diameter, giving a volume of about 4200 liters. Dry air is about 20% oxygen (which, at least initially, is probably what those spheres are filled with), so there should be about 840 liters of oxygen (minus the volume taken up by the model) in the sphere. So, I would expect that the models should be able to stay in those spheres for a full work day without even coming close to exhausting their O2 supply. Of course, they may not know this, so they may end up spending significantly more oxygen frantically screaming and banging on the sphere.

  6. franko says:

    that dress in photo #2 is stunning to me. love these — i can haz desktop versions?

  7. Janet Brennan Croft says:

    Haut bubbles.

  8. imag says:


  9. jja says:

    It’s Boing! – the Miracle Plastic!

  10. seyo says:

    My kingdom for a time machine!

  11. Felton says:

    I can’t help but picture it bouncing over the streets of Paris.

  12. Jack says:

    You know, this perfectly creates a physical representation of how fashion interacts with the world. Brilliant!

  13. Yamara says:

    Looks like Chi-Chian’s caught in a holografusion bubble again.

  14. Rich Keller says:

    Don’t open it. You’ll ruin the collectibility.

  15. HowardsGrl says:

    Pretty neat photos. But the ones on the ground remind me of hamster balls.

  16. showcasejase says:

    Man, The Flaming Lips are going to be pissed to see this!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Speaking of future transportation methods….http://bit.ly/HEKi

  18. Anonymous says:

    I always wondered why the ‘rovers’ from “The Prisoner” always had the skewed faces of the captured runaway pressed against the wall either in orgasim or agony. Now I know what it was, and why no one ever escaped “The Village”.

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