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Roaring 20's Inspiration

American VOGUE, early 20s...fashion by Paul Poiret. When these pictures appeared in the magazine, Poiret's fashion star was already on the decline although he was instrumental in championing many trends that continued well into the 1920s including the fascination with all things exotic.

1920s wedding, Melbourne, Australia. Very interesting diamond details on the skirts of the bridesmaids, plus veils that wrap under the chin as well as over the forehead.

1920's was the age of new-found optimism, excitement and euphoria, but also a time of lavish excess & decadence. This was the age when any kind of "giggle water" was drunk & Absinthe in particular was drunk with carefree abandon........

1920s The Dodge Sisters by Bassano

1920 Anna Pavlova photographed by Bassano

The Dolly Sisters - 1920's - Ziegfeld Follies Girls - Photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Miss Kitty Lee w/ portrait of her boyfriend printed on her stockings, 1920s

Billie Dove in day wear with a feather boa - one of the few feather boas of the 1920s that looks anything like the modern costume concept of what this 20s article of clothing looked like.

Edward Steichen - Chapeau par Lanvin, Vogue, 1928