Teddy Girls, London, 1955, photographed by Ken Russell

Cool Cats and Tom Boys: Ken Russell's 'The Last of the Teddy Girls'

Teddy boys, named for the Edwardian dandy style tapered pants and long jackets they wore. This rebellious teenager subculture took root in London during the early 50s and the style soon became associated with rock & roll.

Teddy boys, named for the Edwardian dandy style tapered pants and long jackets they wore. This rebellious teenager subculture took root in London during the early 50s and the style soon became associated with rock & roll.

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