Having recently seen the film Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen, I felt really inspired by the costumes. I think the 1920′s had some of the most beautiful fashions, specifically the flapper fashion which came into around 1925-1926. It’s the first decade in which women began to liberate themselves and began wearing looser more comfortable clothing ie. pants and skirts and eliminating the corset.
This is a dress by Chanel circa 1926
1926 Flapper Dress. Beaded on black silk chiffon, the craftmanship of these dresses is amazing
How gorgeous is this dress?! It’s a beaded satin dress c. 1925
Actress Evelyn Brent in the mid 1920′s sporting the bobbed hairstyle (image below). When first introduced, this cut was considered “shocking.” The bob would turn out to be the most controversial hair fashion of any decade in the history of American culture. According to Michael Warner author of “The Bob” states in New York City as many as 2,000 heads per day were getting bobbed!
It’s obvious to see why fashion designers continually are inspired by this period. It was a period of dramatic changes due to the end of the first World War. It was the end of corsets and bustles and the beginning of greater freedom and expression.