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Fashion History: 1920-1930

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Fashion History: 1920-1930

Fashion History: 1920-1930

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Coat Lucille, 1920s The Chicago History Museum

~Evening Dress Louiseboulanger, 1928~ The Museum at FIT

Circa 1923 dress, French. Gift of Georgia O'Keeffe, 1971

Dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marion Morehouse models Callot Soeurs dress, circa 1924. Photo by Edward Steichen via Corbis.

silk, metallic threads Court presentation ensemble designed by Boué Soeurs, 1928. French

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Court presentation ensemble

Tea gown - Jessie Franklin Turner (1926)

Bonwit Teller and Co. dress, c.1920. Collection of The Museum at FIT #dancefashion

Spinelly wears a Louiseboulanger dress in black and pink taffeta,1930. Via L'Officiel de la Mode

1929 | Spinelly wears a "printed chiffon evening frock" by Louiseboulanger. Source: L'Officiel de la Mode

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

Evening dress, copy of Vionnet's Little Horses (1924), circa 1927. Via The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Lace dress, c.1920, worn by Rita de Acosta Lydig. Via the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Elizabeth Bertch silk crepe dress, American, 1920. Via Kent State University Museum

Coat trimmed with heron’s feathers, 1920-25. Via MoMu © Hugo Maertens, Bruges

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Callot Soeurs evening dress, c.1924. Collection of The Museum at FIT

H. Jaeckal & Sons evening cape with ermine tails, c. 1927. Via the Met Musuem

Beaded and sequinned sleeveless chemise dress with design inspired by a Chinese robe, c.1925, USA, Gift of Cora Ginsburg. Collection of The Museum at FIT #TurnofStyle

Evening dress in bias cut ivory silk chiffon by Mary Liotta, 1926, USA, Gift of Anna Hoss. Collection of The Museum at FIT #TurnofStyle

Evening chemise dress in silk chiffon with rhinestones, seed and bugle beads, c.1925, USA, Gift of Miriam Yablon. Collection of The Museum at FIT #TurnofStyle

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.

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Gold lamé evening dress, 1924-1925, USA, Gift of Doris E. Grossman. Collection of The Museum at FIT #TurnofStyle

Short dress, Madeleine Vionnet, 1927. Silk crepe in a straight shape, round neckline, sleeveless. Bodice and skirt are finely pleated vertically; yoke is finely pleated horizontally. Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Evening gown in black crepe work ribs, scratched MAGGY ROUFF 1930

Les Modes, January 1923

Anonymous, dressing gown in viscose, silk taffeta, silk crepe and crepe de chine with marabou, ca. 1920. Collection: Modesammlung Wien Museum. © Museen der Stadt Wien