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  • Patricia Brentano

    Zelda Fitzgerald: In the 1920s, when women were still delicate, corseted and buttoned up, Zelda's breezy flapper style was considered extremely risqué. Loose, ankle-revealing dresses, bobbed hair, ropes of rhinestones, cigarette in mouth and a sidecar in hand, Zelda was the quintessential Jazz Age baby.

  • Rosa Baca

    Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948) wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Kathryn Morvell

    The Haute Hoosier: Personal Style Icon: Zelda Fitzgerald, The First Flapper

  • Priscilla Cerda

    Vintage flapper girl

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Zelda Fitzgerald (1900-1948), talented and troubled wife of American writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1928 (artwork by Everett)

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"She refused to be bored. Chiefly, because she wasn't boring." -Zelda Fitzgerald

Zelda Fitzgerald, the First American Flapper. While Scott received acclaim for The Great Gatsby and his short stories, and the couple socialized with literary luminaries like Ernest Hemingway, their marriage was a tangle of jealousy, resentment and acrimony. Scott used their relationship as material in his novels, even lifting snippets from Zelda's diary and assigning them to his fictional heroines.

Inspired, it transpires, by socialite, art deco icon and wife of F Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald – the lady who spawned the term Flapper no less!

Zelda was finally admitted into a sanitarium in Paris for schizophrenia in 1930. Although she remained married, Scott had no intention of being faithful. He moved to Hollywood and the couple never got back together.

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Zelda, pre-Fitzgerald, in a ballet costume. wow I pinned a lot yesterday