History of latex 4/5


From a latex clad Michelle Pfeiffer to Destiny’s Child in rubber. The wait was finally over and latex found its way to artists, celebrities and actors during the 80s and 90s.

I will start with Catwoman. Who else? The shiny latex clad Michelle Pfeiffer is still in my memories from when I was a kid. I was mesmerized by the look of her shiny costume and the way the light reflected when she moved around. I would often lay in bed and dream of my self being Catwoman and would often play her as a kid. Her performance and costume had a huge impact on my own kinky development. I read somewhere that movie theaters had a real problem with their promotional posters where Catwoman appeared. Apparently they were stolen from places such as bus stops and malls all over america. No wonder.

Besides Catwoman there was also many artists that found their way into latex. But the real development was still within the fetish magazines, latex designers and the birth of the internet.

Yes I know that the internet is much older, but during the 90s internet opened all the doors for latex lovers all over the world. With forums, chat rooms and membership sites with downloadable content latex spread across the world in lightning speed. It was accessible from nearly all corners of the world. Internet played perhaps the biggest role ever for the latex fetish community. Bianca Beauchamp and her latex lair was the first to make it very big!

Towards the end of the 90s latex was still a taboo thing. But thanks to Revise F65 fetishism was no longer a illness to cure.

The purpose of Revise F65 was to remove Fetishism, Transvestism and Sadomasochism as psychiatric diagnoses from the ICD, the International Classification of Diseases, published by the World Health Organization and translated into national versions world wide. It was a huge moment for all latex lovers all over the world when the news broke. Besides the internet I believe this was one of the most important moments in the history of latex fetishism.

Yes the 90s was pure gold. Latex was on the screen. In movies. In music videos. In magazines and of course all over the internet.

As me move closer to the present latex has moved away from being a taboo thing. Away from being a illness and out of the shadows. Latex will continue to evolve during the 21st century and all the way to the present. Here is some latex moments from the 80s and 90s. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “History of latex 4/5

  1. Thanks for this series (and your blog in general), it’s fascinating to see how latex looks have changed through the ages.

    I wonder who was the first mainstream figure to regularly wear latex, and make it visible in pop culture? I guess you had the punks in the 70s wearing designs by the likes of Vivienne Westwood, but that wasn’t really mainstream. Maybe Madonna in the early 90s? But it was definitely Michelle Pfeiffer in Batman Returns that finally made the world understand what latex is (although the mainstream media still gets it wrong sometimes).

  2. Hello Smith. And thanks for your comment.
    I would still say Lady Gaga. I will do a post on that issue when we get to the 2000s because she was really the one who made latex into fashion 🙂

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