Need to Know presents VII Magazine, a new journalistic partnership with VII Photo, which will give our readers unprecedented intimate access to the work of the world’s leading photojournalists. Every day, our partners at VII will showcase a new photo, and each week, a new video or audio slideshow.
An up-close look at “burladies,” the women of the saucy and vivacious world of burlesque. As an art form, burlesque has been continually evolving since its start in ninteenth-century Victorian music halls, and today comes adorned with fetish and punk elements. Giovanni Cocco’s playful audio and photo slideshow takes a peek behind the red velvet curtain.
Note: This photo essay can be found in VII Magazine’s archives. To view it, visit the VII Magazine page and click on the “Features” tab. Some of these photos may not be suitable to view at work.