Top, photograph by Norman Parkinson, Black Harlem Motorcycle Club, ca. 1959, Harlem, NY. Via. More on Soul on Bikes & Black Chrome - The History of Black America’s Motorcycle Culture. Bottom, photograph by Olivier Zahm, Dior Haute Joaillerie Presentation, July 2011, Paris. Via.
See also, Frank Marshall’s excellent series Visions of Renegades, and of course, Kenneth Anger.
Black leather, chrome, and outrageously
expensive elaborated jewels for a complete ensemble.