Colleen Moore on being a Flapper 1922

Hollywood actress says Flappers here to stay ! – by Gladys Hall – Chicago Daily News. “What normal healthy girl doesn’t like to be both smart and naughty !” Colleen Moore 1922 One day, not so very long ago, Colleen Moore and I had lunch together. I don’t suppose I ever met anybody so enthusiastic as Colleen. Even about the…

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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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house of foxy 20s inspired dresses

1920s Inspired fashion – House of Foxy

The New Vintage Collection – If you’re a girl with a flair for being a flapper, you’re going to adore the new collection of 1920s inspired dresses from our friends at House of Foxy and all made in Great Britain ! For all fans of House of Elliot and Downton Abbey. 20s Garbo Flapper Dress – blue velvet This dress…

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Vintage 1920s Shoe Fashion on Film

Pathe news focus on 1920s shoe style – 1920s Shoe Fashions on Film, courtesy of Pathe Films. Once upon a time, fashion shows were more or less dress hows. In 1929, a 1920s shoes eye view to beauty is important enough to require a special show of its own as we are treated to three pairs of legs parading the latest…

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a young flapper poseing in 1922 - Bain Collection

1920s Fashion – Paul Poiret vs The Flapper Revolution

The Flapper 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 perhaps even our own revolution of…

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Screen Debut of the Little Black Dress 1927

IT Girl Clara Bow 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 was listed as Chanel’s Ford Dress (named after black Model T Ford car). It was a simple sketch of a black crepe de chine day frock with a bodice which…

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1920s Hairstyles – The Bob to Suit Your Type

Hollywood Hairstyles for 1925 – With so many wide variations of the bob haircut to choose from, a girl has a hard time these days deciding just what particular style suits her best. A study of the modes worn by various screen actresses might be helpful, for they have the benefit of so much expert advice and criticism that they are…

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Deauville – The Town where Fashion went on Holiday

The Parisian Riviera in photographs – 1910 to 1940 F.Scott. Fitzgerald mentioned Deauville in “The Great Gatsby” as a place Tom Buchanan and Daisy visited on their honeymoon. It is the birthplace of Chanel’s career in fashion. It’s proximity to Paris made it the go to resort for French high society. In 1913 Coco Chanel opened her first salon 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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Downton Abbey hits the Roaring Twenties.

With potential bright young things like Lady Edith and Lady Rose MacClare , the fourth season of Downton Abbey promises to shake off the shackles of misery that left everyone bereft from the Christmas special and hit the Roaring Twenties in style. London in the 1920s had numerous infamous jazz clubs such as the Kit Kat Club, The Coconut Grove,…

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