Jazz Age Inspiration
A dress in crepe de chine, embroidered with pearls, worn at a Paris fashion show, 1926.
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.