1920’s Fashion – Paul Poiret vs The Flapper Girl

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The Flapper Girl Referendum in 1922 The last thirty days have witnessed a spectacle as astounding, as momentous, as far reaching as any of the episodes that have shaken the Earth’s foundations and caused mankind to stop, look and listen. A revolution has occurred of greater significance than the French revolution, the Russian revolution or …

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Screen Debut of the Little Black Dress 1927

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In the movie It (1927), Hollywood’s biggest star Clara Bow turned the little black dress into an iconic staple wardrobe item for women. Clara Bow – the It girl, launches an iconic dress  It’s commonly accepted that the little black dress made it’s first appearance via Paris designer Coco Chanel in French Vogue 1926. It …

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Hollywood stars step out in furs for Christmas – 1928

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It’s all  furs for winter 1928 – Almost everyone can scare up a thrill for Christmas – it means snappy, healthy weather, beautiful foxy furs, perfumes, violets, theatres and candlelight. There is something bewitching about the dark hours of winter and the Christmas atmosphere – and every woman plans her winter wardrobe for this delightfully colorful season. …

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1920s Fashion Animation

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An animated vintage fashion feature We came across a charming 1920s fashion ‘sticker’ book for children recently. Packed full of delightful and historically accurate digital depictions of key 1920s clothing. Created by Usborne Publishing – an innovative publisher for children. You can have fun dressing these dolls in a Coco Chanel wardrobe, for a Paris …

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1920s Style – How to be a Party Girl.

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HOW to be the girl who is always invited; how to always have a date ; how to get out of the corner and into the spotlight, this problem confronts every girl. But popularity isn’t a mystic thing. Its rules are simple and easily mastered. The secrets of social success and glamour from Carolyn Van …

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