100 Years of Korean Beauty

In The Cut’s third episode of “100 Years of Beauty,” stylist Tiffany Lee takes viewers on a visual journey through classic Korean looks. Beginning in the 1910s, each decade is represented by one signature style—often expressive of the time period’s values and culture. As the video progresses into the ‘50s and beyond, the split between North and South Korea is noticeable as the hairstyles, makeup and accessories of the South become more vibrant while the utilitarian styles of the North remain largely unadorned.