Saturday, December 25, 2010

1920s Style

I just finished Bright Young Things by Anna Godberson and am currently reading Vixen: a Flappers novel by Jillian Larkin both of which I recommend. This has led me to develop a bit of a flapper fetish so let's take a look of some of the highlights of that era shall we?

Madeleine Vionnet. Queen of the Bias Cut and that's what it was all about in those days. If you are in the market for a good vintage 1920s piece then make sure it has her name on the tag.
You can even get the twenties look today from the fashion house's dresses and not look like you are wearing a costume. Just look at Carey Mulligan and Emma Watson. They look so of this century while still channeling that classic glamour.

Jeanne Lanvin. It's becoming quite apparent to me that France and women ruled the 20's fashion scene. Madame Lanvin was responisble for starting my favorite line ever. This picture from the Chicago History Museum's Flickr page shows you what style was to be had back then.

Coco Chanel. There is no other name in fashion today and it was the same back then. Only in that era they were graced with Madame Chanel's unfailing beauty and personal style.

Clara Bow. There is no face that says flapper quite like Clara Bow. The actress was a star of the silent screen and one of the first American It-girls.


  1. you have a lovely blog! i love emma watson's style!