The Flappers of La Vie Parisienne

The Art of Georges Léonnec 1920 – 1929 – Hollywood actress Mae West was most probably a fan of La Vie Parisienne. Her Art Nouveau inspired makeup, hairstyle and curves set her apart from her contemporary’s. She shamelessly echoed the Paris era of the pre 1920s. The risque magazine La Vie Parisienne best epitomized the era of the shameless flapper….

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1920s Fashion - Modes from Paris 1928

1920s Fashion – Modes from Paris 1928

Art Gout Beaute Magazine 1928 – While the latest summer frocks are enjoying their brilliant but ephemeral existence at the Deauville, Le Touquet, and La Baule casinos, and while these fashionable seaside resorts are covered with a bewildering display of colors, the dress designers are showing the first of the winter fashions to foreign buyers. Modes from Paris 1928 –…

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Cable Girls | 1920’s Fashion with a modern twist

Las Chicas del Cable – Cable Girls Cloche hats, colorful flapper frocks and bobbed hair. What’s not to enjoy about the new Netflix produced series Cable Girls or Las Chicas del Cable– the frivolous title aside. Drawing some inspiration from recent films like The Changeling and the 2013 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, there is a feeling of the story having…

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1920s Women in Autochrome Lumiere Color

1920s Women in Autochrome Color

Rare unseen photographs of 1920s fashion – There are only a few really good color fashion photos from the late 1920s. Back in 2011 we featured some amazing color photographs of 1920s women in mostly rural or village settings by Clifton R Adams, and it’s hard to get away from these charming photos shot in Autochrome Lumière. Other photographers featured here…

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Threads of Time – Color Portal to 1920s Womens Style

1920s Fashion Recorded and Styled – A Photographic essay of Women’s fashion – 1920 to 1930 A project that is 60 years in the making began with renowned fashion photographer Neal Barr’s personal and lifelong obsession with women’s apparel from the Roaring 20s and his plan to stage and photograph, in meticulous detail and full color, a fashion display that…

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1920s Fashion – Hollywood Summer Dresses 1929

1920s Fashion Predictions for Hollywood – Summer 1929 –   With the Wall Street Crash just around the corner, it was all sweetness and light in California. Some of Hollywoods most glamorous stars model their chosen wardrobe for the coming season. Carolyn Van Wycks reports for Glamourdaze from May 1929. In color, line and design, Hollywood fashion offers its creative genius…

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1920s Fashion – Hollywood Spring Wardrobe in 1929

Time capsule 1920’s fashion feature from April 1929 – Katherine Albert reports for Women the world over are now copying the styles set by today’s stars. Hollywood is giving Paris a run for its money. In this 1920s fashion report you will see the latest frocks,hats, sportswear, afternoon-wear and footwear of the stars. The studio designers go to Paris…

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A 1920s Cloche Hat Timeline – 1920 to 1929

Visual evolution of the diminutive cloche hat of the 1920s – Caroline Reboux’s bell or ‘cloche’ hat of the 1920s took some years to evolve, as this timeline of photographs show – originally published in Hollywood in September 1940.   This timeline features the following Hollywood actresses of the 1920s – Aileen Pringle, Gladys George,Billie Burke, ZaSu Pitts, Irene Rich, Norma…

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1920s Fashion – Catwalk Show from 1928.

Charming Vintage fashion film from the 1920’s – 1920s dress styles were at their peak by 1928 as this charming archive film shows from an American fashion event in 1928. Pretty cloche hats , knee length coats in fur and drop waist dresses galore. 1920s fashion is always with us, but its nice to see those original ladies model the…

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1920s Fashion – Style Forecast for Winter 1929

Women’s Style Forecast for Winter 1929. Our time traveling beauty correspondent Carolyn Van Wycks reports from October 1929. drool over the latest 1920s evening gowns,1920s street wear,1920s hats, 1920s overshoes for winter. The smartest silhouette of the season comes straight from Hollywood. Dark and slim, this charming gown of black tulle, worn by the delectable Kay Francis, illustrates Hollywood’s dominant…

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