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The Flapper

Orientalism (which in fact was anything East of Turkey) was still a strong influence in patterning and designs the 1920s. Elements from many cultures were blended to present a western idea of the Orient was.

Many flapper gowns were made from very light fabrics such as organza and chiffon and then heavily beaded. The line was straight and boyish, a complete rebellion against the outrageous shape of the La Belle Époque. Inspired by a gown worn by Alice Joyce in 1926.

Black felt bats, tissue silk chiffon nuno, felt beads and hand painted patterning.

 

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