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1920's Fashion History Facts: Fast Fact Sheet
Fast, fun facts and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) about 1920's Fashion history of women.

   

What were the names of 1920's Fashion Designers?
The names of the most Famous 1920's Fashion designers included Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel,  Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiaparelli, Sonia Delauney, Jean Patou, Madeleine Vionnet, Florrie Westwood, Norman Hartnell, Hilda Steward and Victor Stiebel.  
   

Who were the 1920's Fashion Icons? The 1920's Fashion icons included Hollywood movie stars such as Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, Marie Provost, Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson and Colleen Moore. Other Fashion icons included Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker, other celebrities and members of royalty.  
   
What were main 1920's Fashion trends that characterized the era? The main 1920's Fashion trends for women were:

Short Flapper style clothes that provided freedom of movement

Striking Art Deco designs

Cloche hats and bobbed hairstyles

Theboyish 'garconne' look and adoption of male clothing

Casual styles for day wear as worn by Norma Shearer in the photo

Fun, fringed flapper dresses or glamorous silk gowns for evening attire

 

 

1920's Fashion - Movie Star Norma Shearer

1920's Fashion - Norma Shearer, Movie Star

 

1920's Fashion for Women: The Roaring Twenties and the Jazz Age1920's Fashion attracted unprecedented publicity from the movie studios that publicized pictures and photographs of their famous movies stars who were idolized by millions of women who wanted to emulate the clothes worn by their idols. These women became the most influential of all the fashion icons of the era and their eager fans followed the latest trends and fashion styles. The exuberant and unconventional celebrities challenged the traditional styles worn by women by wearing short skirts, unrestricted clothes and make-up. Colleen Moore, a famous movie star of the era described the 1920's Fashion worn by the flappers as smart and sophisticated, with an air of independence  and who were so casual about their looks and clothes and manners to be almost slapdash. 1920's Fashion represented modernism and women who were determined to free themselves of the shackles of the Victorian era.

Pictures of Famous 1920's Fashion
The photographs and pictures of the 1920's Fashion illustrate the hairstyles, make-up, fashion and clothes worn by the Hollywood movie stars of the 1920's - Clara Bow, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Bessie Smith, Gilda Gray and Bebe Daniels.

   

Famous Flappers - Picture of Clara Bow

 

1920's Fashion - Picture of Greta Garbo

 

1920's Fashion - Picture of Joan Crawford

 

Famous Flappers - Picture of Louise Brooks

 

1920's Fashion - Picture of Bessie Smith

 

1920's Fashion - Picture of Gilda Gray

 

1920's Fashion - Picture of Bebe Daniels

 

1920's Fashion History Facts for Women: The Short Bob Hairstyle
The short bob hair cut and style symbolized the independent and modern woman of the 1920's. There were several different bob hairstyles including the 'Dutch boy' bob, the Eton Crop, the 'Marcel wave', the Castle Bob and the 'Shingle' bob cut that contributed to 1920's Fashion.

   

Short Bob Hairstyles  
The 'Dutch boy' bob   The 'Dutch boy' hairstyle was straight, slick and smoothly edged to just below the chin line and featured bangs.  
       
The Eton Crop   The Eton crop a very short, slicked-down version of the bob style, famously worn by Josephine Baker.  
       
The 'Marcel wave'   'Marcelled' hair was a popular style for women's hair in the 1920s achieved by means of heated curling irons that could produce controlled waves quickly. The 'Marcel wave' was a waved version of the bob hairstyle.  
       
The Castle Bob   The Castle Bob, named after Irene Castle, was another version of the short cut bob, that featured with little curls on the fringe and at the bottom.  
       
The 'Shingle' bob cut   The 'Shingle' bob cut featured a look of rows of waves and layers over a closely shorn neck (resembling the row of sloping shingles used on a roof).  

Short Bob Hairstyles  

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