Bauhaus School costume party in Germany in the 1920s

Bauhaus School costume party in Germany in the 1920s
What am I watching??

Feels like the test footage for that movie 'Toys'.

You should xpost this to /sub/retrofuturism.

This was years before Metropolis came out. The Bauhaus art school was the source of all these futuristic styles, rather than being inspired by them.

From the article: "The essential difference between the fancy-dress balls organized by the artists of Paris, Berlin, Moscow and the ones here at the Bauhaus is that our costumes are truly original," Molnár wrote in a 1925 essay entitled "Life at the Bauhaus." "Everyone prepares his or her own. Never a one that has been seen before. Inhuman, or humanoid, but always new. You may see monstrously tall shapes stumbling about, colorful mechanical figures that yield not the slightest clue as to where the head is. Sweet girls inside a red cube. Here comes a witch and they are hoisted high up into the air; lights flash and scents are sprayed," he continued.

More information and amazing pictures found in this article.

This was in Weimar, not Berlin. The Bauhaus school moved to Dessau in 1925 because the Conservative Nationalists came to power in Weimar, and then the same thing happened in Dessau in 1932 except with the Nazis, which forced Bauhaus to move to Berlin before finally being shut down in 1933.

I'm really digging that woman's spiraling dress.

It looks like Metropolis (1927) just came out in theaters and everyone was inspired to dress in that style for this party. Pop culture might change, but people's obsession with it doesn't.

Edit: Scroll through here for more pictures from the film.

Were they trying to be anything specific? Or just badass? Because they definitely look badass!