La Belle Epoque, Paris early French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in French and Belgian history that is conventionally dated as starting in 1871 and ending when World War I began in 1914 in Europe and Great Britain.
Mary Pickford’s tea party interesting group of women.Notice all but one has their ankles demurely crossed and all but one has a hat? She is the one I'd like to meet :) she also seems far more interested in something off camera.
From the book: "World champion Charleston dancer Bee Jackson wears a beaded and fringed dance dress, popular at the time, as the fringes would shimmer and shake and draw attention to movement. This dress is shorter than the typical styles of the era.