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Audiences are treated to a fashion centric movie-going experience

with the recent big screen release of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best selling novel

The Great Gatsby.

The fashion is integral to the energy of the film in an effort

to recreate the vibrancy of the 1920s.

No other dress expression best epitomises this era than

Flapper Fashion.

(image from angelasancartier.net):


The screen actress Joan Crawford in flapper fashion

Flapper Fashion was yet another liberating element of the 1920s.

Previous dress conventions were thrown to the wind.

Legs and arms were now on display.

Dresses were straight and loose fitting

with hemlines now raised to the knee.

Clothing was for ease of movement

rich in colour and detail, flamboyant, provocative.

Legs were further highlighted by

high heels, which became the vogue.

Women were stepping up and stepping out

It is of no surprise that contemporary fashion designers

continue to be inspired by the dynamism of the 1920s and

the strong, independent woman,

who defined a decade that roared.

(images from fashionising):

Alberta Ferretti, s/s 2013

 literal take on flapper fashion

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Bora Aksu, a/w 2013

flapper fashion, a modern re-interpretation


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