Fashion History: 1920-1930
Edward Steichen / Model Dorothy Smart wearing a black velvet hat by Madame Agnès / 1926 / Courtesy Condé Nast Archive / France’s most popular milliner Madame Agnes was born in France in the late 1800′s, she retired in 1949, and died a short while later. She was famous for cutting the brims of her hats while they were worn by her customers. Madame Agnes styled hats which were both abstract and unique.
Edward Steichen Actress Gloria Swanson | Art Blart
Raccoon coat, c.1924, USA, Gift of Ambassador Joseph Verner Reed. Collection of The Museum at FIT #TurnofStyle / One of the best-remembered college fads in American history is the craze during the 1920s for the raccoon coat. Where and when it all began continues to be a subject of debate, but as early as the fall of 1923, the Princeton newspapers reported that raccoon coats were "as thick as flies" on campus.
The Museum at FIT - Online Collections
"JOSEPHINE BAKER" dress Attributed to House of Drécoll Date: 1926 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass beads, feathers Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Mildred Orrick, 1940 Accession Number: C.I.40.169a. Metropolitan Museum of Art