Economic Influences The ending of World War I had a major influence on the fashion industry. Many young women who acted as nurses during the war returned with much greater medical knowledge after seeing all the damaging affects of the war Out of the war came much medical progress in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery
Demographic Influences Fashion was still heavily influenced by the Industrial Revolution
Political Influences Woodrow Wilson was the President of the U.S. in 1920 His wife, Ellen Wilson was the first lady
Social Influences Social life and fashion was greatly improved in the 1920s. There were new forms of entertainment including radio, crosswords, jazz, dance, etc. World War I gave women a sense that they could do anything a man could, including smoking and drinking. The women who smoked, drunk, and lived a fast-paced reckless life were referred to as flappers.
Designer of the Decade Coco Chanel was a major figure in the fashion world in the 1920s Very well known for her chic and progressive designs. Designer of the Decade Coco Chanel was a major figure in the fashion world in the 1920s Very well known for her chic and progressive designs She popularized the bob hairstyle, the little black dress, and elevated the status of costume jewelry and knitwear.
Designer of the Decade Jeanne Lanvin began her career in fashion as a milliner making beautiful clothing for her daughter skillful use of complex trimmings, dazzling embroideries, and beaded decorations in light, clear, floral colors By 1925 Lanvin produced many different products, including sportswear, furs, lingerie, men's fashion, and interior designs.