Monday, 8 October 2012

1920s fashion

 Worthing Museum have some spectacular beaded dresses, some beautiful dancing shoes and a cloche hat or two! 


The defining style of the 1920s was Art Deco.  It influenced all forms of design, including fashion. It could be seen everywhere from exclusive hand crafted products to mass produced items made from new and affordable materials. 

See articles and images about the forthcoming The Great Gatsby  on the Clothes on Film website
http://clothesonfilm.com/prada-provided-carey-mulligans-gowns-for-the-great-gatsby/27618/

For amateur film clips and stills from Screen Archive South East from the 1920s see http://www.brighton.ac.uk/screenarchive/fashion/themes/1920/index.html


Looking at home movies is a great way to study period clothes because it helps to get an understanding of the way fabrics move and the way people wore outfits. It also shows that not everyone engaged with the latest fashions; some people wore the latest things but others looked 10 years out of date.

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