The Fashion of
The Roaring Twenties rhyme with creativity! The arts abound, communicate with each other, show boldness. We celebrate surrealism.
Photographer Man Ray sublimates women's bodies. Everyone wants to rub shoulders with Gertrude Steirn's literary salon, which welcomes the greatest names in American literature: Dos Passos, Hemingway, Steinbeck.
We want novelty, lightness, things that shine, after the events of the Great War. The same is true in the fashion of the 20s with a significant phenomenon of emancipation among women.
Like Louise Brooks or Josephine Baker, many adopt short, boyish haircuts.
Skirts and dresses are getting shorter, revealing the legs, lines become more fluid with straight cuts. Some dare pants. The woman becomes androgynous and asserts herself, including in her outfit.
Some like England get the right to vote.
However, we don't neglect accessories and dresses, especially those for beautifully crafted evenings: in silk, with fringes, with sequins or even glass pearls.
This is the Gatsby dress that everyone knows and let's face it, some would love to have the special occasion to wear it.
To get a better idea of feminine and masculine looks, it's best to watch "The Artist" with Jean Dujardin or the "Peaky Blinders" series.
1929 and the crash of Wall Street put an end to all this splendour. We put away everything that shines for more sober colors, less jewelry and furs. But that's another story.
In the meantime, what accessories or clothes from the Roaring Twenties would you like to adopt in your daily life?