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Washington Tidal Basin Beauty Contest, August 5, 1922

Puyi, last Emperor of China, with his consort Wan Rong, last Empress of China, in Tianjin, China, ca. 1922

Paris street fashion, second half of the decade, 1920s

Frances Howard, Bendel Hat, for Vogue by Edward Steichen 1924

Chanel cardigan suit, 1920s. In 1916 Coco Chanel introduced cardigan suits, made of jersey that had hitherto mainly been used for underwear. Jersey, elastic easy-to-wear material that does not hinder body movements, short skirts, and simplified beautility gained favor with women active in society. Today, in the 21st century, these innovations are still basic to women's clothing.

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1920's Fashion - 'A dress by Jenny showing off a tasselled lipstick holder.' - Decades of Fashion by Harriet Worsley - @~ Mlle