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1 Fashion in the 1920s By: Amanda LaFayette, Madison Chandler and Rihana Wilson

2 Historical Events in the 1920s This time was also called the Roaring 20s because it was a big cultural, industrial, and political growth The 19 th amendment was put into place, that women were given the permission to vote September 7-8, 1921 The first Miss America pageant took place in Atlantic City, New Jersey Nellie Tayloe Ross is inaugurated as the first woman governor of the United States Amanda LaFayette

3 Historical Events from the 1920s Amelia Earhart took flight as the first women to fly over the Atlantic Ocean The stock market crashed which led to the Great Depression. Men were viewed as a superior and they had mostly all important job. Women on the other hand were basically viewed only as homemakers. Someone who influenced fashion greatly was Coco Chanel. Amanda LaFayette

4 Fabrics Used in the 1920s Rayon (Faux Silk) – This was used for dresses and also stockings and undergarments. Rayon was first introduced in 1910 Wool – This fabric was extremely common in jackets. Also in the early 1920s swimsuits were made of wool. Amanda LaFayette

5 Fabrics Used in the 1920s Lace – This was common to use as an embellishment to dresses Chiffon – Sleeveless silk dresses made with chiffon were also very popular Amanda LaFayette

6 Fashion Then… Fur – Back then it was used as an elegant wrap or on a special occasion Velvet – This fabric was used for fancy dresses Painting Nails – Surprisingly in the 1920s is when women started painting their nails Oxford Heels – In the 20s these shoes were casual but also elegant Amanda LaFayette

7 Fashion Now Fur – Now we might wear fur in a more casual outfit. Velvet – Now it is used for shoes and even pants Painting Nails – Obviously women do that a whole lot more nowadays. Oxford Heels – They are more geared towards that preppy or girly styled person. Amanda LaFayette

8 There was a lot of silent films Black and white movies Popular Movies Then: – Metropolis – The Gold Rush – The Wizard of Oz (first Technicolor movie) Amanda LaFayette Movies Then…

9 Movies Now Now we have sound movies with HD screening and Blu-Ray. Popular movies now – Finding Nemo – Gladiator – Lord of the Rings – The Batman Series Amanda LaFayette

10 Jean Patou Designed the most costly perfume in the world Made the designer tie with different silks usually used for woman's clothing Two piece wool sweater and skirt for women Sport suits for women (Tirocchi Sisters, 2003) Maddy

11 Coco Chanel Known for using fabrics usually reserved for men's clothing in woman's clothing Embroidered clothing at collar, cuff and hemline Used big jewelry Introduced the flapper dress Produced Channel No. 5 which still sells today Shortened hemline to knee and calf length (Boland, 2011) Maddy

12 Louise Brooks Biggest rival of Coco Chanel Actress in silent movies Introduced the sleek bob Long draped pearls Wool hats Sailor dresses Kohl rimmed eyes (Allante, 2012) Maddy

13 Jeanne Lanvin ("Lanvin," 2012) Maddy Pleated skirts Widened necklines Known for using lots of color, most famous color Lanvin Blue Fur wraps and collars

14 Accessories Flapper style headbands with feathers and sequins Silk or fur wraps to match evening dresses Long strands of crème, pink or white pearls looped around the neck several times Big jewel brooches to hold wraps closed and look fantastic ("Blue velvet vintage," 2012) Maddy

15 Accessories Hats with jewels, feathers and flowers Ruched satin gloves Beaded or jeweled cuff bracelets Colored Mary Janes and T-bar heels that matched colorful stockings Beaded handbags and purses to match shoes ("Blue velvet vintage," 2012) Maddy

16 Quiz 1)What types of shoes were popular? A)Strappy sandals and running shoes B)High stilettos and flats C)T-bar heels and Mary Janes 2)What kind of coats were most fashionable? A) Trench Coats B) Wraps C) Pea Coats 3)What was the popular length of dresses in the 1920s ? A) Short Dresses B) Mostly calf and knee length with other lengths in between C) Thigh High 4) What did women in the 1920s decorate their hats with? Rihana Wilson

17 Answers 1.What types of shoes were popular? C) T-bar heel and Mary Janes 2.What kind of coats were most fashionable? B) Wraps 3.What was the popular length of dresses in the 1920s ? B) Mostly calf and knee length with other lengths in between 4.What did women in the 1920s decorate their hats with? Feathers, flowers and jewels Rihana Wilson

18 Works Cited 1920s Fashion & 1920s Style Clothing | ModCloth. (n.d.). Vintage Clothing, Cute Dresses, Indie & Retro Women's Clothing | ModCloth. Retrieved February 7, 2013, from Allante, T. (2012, August 16). Louise brooks, a 1920s fashion icon. Retrieved from All You Need to Know About 1920s Fashion.. (n.d.). Are you looking for Quality Vintage Clothing at Great Prices?. Retrieved February 6, 2013, from America's Best History - U.S. History Timeline 1920 to (n.d.). America's Best History - Home. Retrieved February 5, 2013, from Blue velvet vintage. Retrieved from Boland, J. (2011). 1920s fashion and music. Retrieved from Chanel.htmlhttp://www.1920s-fashion-and-music.com/Coco- Chanel.html Every Day â American & World History. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from IMDb: Most Popular Feature Films Released 1920 to (n.d.). IMDb - Movies, TV and Celebrities. Retrieved February 7, 2013, from Lanvin. (2012, 06 17). Retrieved from The Roaring Twenties â History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts. (n.d.). History.com â History Made Rosenberg, J. (n.d.). 1920s Timeline - History Timeline of the 1920s. 20th Century History. Retrieved February 4, 2013, from Tirocchi Sisters. (2003). Fashion in the Retrieved from The Wizard of Oz (1939) - IMDb. (n.d.). IMDb - Movies, TV and Celebrities. Retrieved February 7, 2013, from Women in the 1920s. (n.d.). Roaring Twenties. Retrieved February 6, 2013, from


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