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  • 1. 1920’s Fashion By Rachel Martin
  • 2. Social Changes
    • World War I had just ended.
    • Social morals became more lenient.
    • Stock market sky-rocketed.
    • New freedom for women.
  • 3. The Role of Women
    • As their roles changed so did their clothing.
    • Younger women wore now shorter skirts with pleats and slits to allow for movement.
    • More woman were starting to work.
    • Made clothes easier to move around in.
  • 4. New Rights for Women
    • August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment was added to the US Constitution.
    • Women rebelled and cut their hair short.
    • Drank alcohol which was not considered classy.
    • The women now thought corsets were confining.
  • 5. Flappers
    • They smoke, drank,voted and danced.
    • These women went against the norm
    • Looked down upon by society.
    • Cut their hair, wore makeup and were adventurous.
  • 6. Coco Chanel
    • One of the first women designers to adopt the new era of clothing.
    • She adopted a more boyish look.
    • Many women flattened their chests to achieve this look.
    • She replaced the corset with lighter clothing that wasn’t so restrictive.
  • 7. Shapes and Silhouettes
    • Straight and angular
    • Ideal body: Flat chest and no hips.
    • Pleats, panels, and drapes created an uneven hemline.
    • V and U necklines came about.
    • Longer skirts soon evolved to below the knee.
    • Makeup-Red lips, powdered skin, and dark eyes.
    • Pearls, stockings, beading and feathers were common.
  • 8. Famous Influences Louise Brooks Gloria Swanson Josephine Baker Silent movie star Dancer,showgirl Dancer,singer
  • 9. What would something cost today?
    • Girls Bob Evens Middy Blouses $2.75 Wisconsin
    1921 Today- $28.13
  • 10. Value 1920-Now Men’s Dress Shoes $4.85 in 1921 Wisconsin Today :$49.62
  • 11. History Repeats- 1920s Fashion Today
    • Cardigans
    Fringed dresses Long pearl necklaces Beaded dresses
  • 12. Upper vs. Lower Classes
    • Had more sequins, fancier hats, stockings and lace.
    • Had plainer clothes, not so extravagant.
    • Didn’t have much jewelry/accessories.
  • 13. Men’s Fashion
    • Suits became slimmer
    • Wide legged trousers
    • Colors became brighter reflecting the time.
    • V-neck sweaters & white trousers
  • 14. Men’s Fashion continued… Charles Lindbergh-leather driving jacket Red Grange-footbal player the camel hair polo coat & raccoon coat
  • 15. Movies based around the 1920’s Chicago (2002) Some Like It Hot (1959) Boardwalk Empire (TV Series 2010) The Great Gatsby (1974)
  • 16. Summary A few key words to describe the era…
    • Rebellious (Prohibition)
    • Feministic
    • Care-free
    • Shorter and more revieling dresses
    • Bright colors
    • Chanel
    • Fringe,sparkles, and feathers
    • Flappers
  • 17. Sources
    • http://www. thepeoplehistory .com/20sclothes.html
    • https://www. msu .edu/~westbri1/fashion.htm
    • http://mensfashion.lovetoknow.com/Men's_Fashion_in_the_1920s
    • http://www.vintagedance.com/dress-20s.htm
    • http://www.fashion-era.com/flapper_fashion_1920s.htm
    • http://www.1920s-fashion-and-music.com/famous-people-in-the-1920s.html
    • http://tirocchi.stg.brown.edu/514/story/fashion_twenties.html
    • http://www.1920-30.com/fashion/