This is an old American term that I first came across in the films from the 1940s and 1950s. Of course, very politically incorrect, today! I suppose if the term was used now, the image conjured would be quite different to the original. With the advent of digital photography, it is far easier to air-brush out those little imperfections. I think classy would be equated to perfect? However, it should equate to dignified elegance. (Maybe it's a nostalgia thing?)
I might admire the artistry and skill of the air-brush artist, but would I be tempted to look for such a lady in real life. I hope I'm wise enough not to. We all have our insecurities, but bombarding the fashion pages with perfect plastic women should be seen for what it is - powder, paint and window dressing. Spread the word! Look for the class, wherever it may hide.
Here are some classy broads. Enjoy...
4 years ago