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Flappers

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The flapper was an important figure in the popular culture of the 1920s and helped to define the new, modern woman of the twentieth century. She was the embodiment of the youthful exuberance of the jazz age. Although she defied many...
...Fashion and Style Suzanne Lenglen was a French tennis player and one of the first female celebrity athletes. Born in Paris in 1899, Suzanne developed her skills on the tennis courts of the French Riviera. Soon after her first win...

Music, Dance, and Fashion of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s

Kathryn Reiley

Dr. Kathryn Reiley is a Lecturer in Apparel Design and Retail Merchandising in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson plan

...Introduction: What Is This Unit About? This lesson plan explores the relationship between music, dance, and fashion, looking specifically at the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. The unit provides an introduction to the study of the impact of music...
...Fashion and Style Louise Brooks (1906–1985) was the epitome of the 1920s “flapper,” whose iconic look and style reflected the speed and dynamism of modernity, and whose liberated approach to life and her own identity contributed to her...

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...As photography was branching out into the areas of art and fashion in the early twentieth century, one artist appeared as an anomaly, photographing fashion in a way that was entirely different stylistically than any other photographer...

Horst, Horst P.

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann (1906–1999) was one of the most creative and prolific fashion photographers of the twentieth century. (He took the name of Horst P. Horst during World War II and was known professionally simply as Horst.) From...

The Hostess and the Housewife

Christopher Breward

Christopher Breward is Professor in Historical and Cultural Studies, London College of Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashioning London : Clothing and the Modern Metropolis

Berg, 2004

Book chapter

...Oxford Street shopping scene c.1920 (City of Westminster Local Archives Centre)During the decades separating the world wars two fictional women set out on errands in the West End of London. Superficially similar in terms...

Paquin, Jeanne

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Jeanne Paquin (1869–1936) was the first woman to gain international celebrity in the fashion business. Her design career spanned the three decades from 1891 to 1920. She was born Jeanne Marie Charlotte Beckers in l’Ile Saint-Denis...

Lanvin, Jeanne

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Jeanne Lanvin (1867–1946) was born in Paris, France, and spent much of her youth as a seamstress and millinery apprentice. In 1883 she was employed to trim hats in the workshop of Madame Felix at 15, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Lanvin...

Ménilmontant

Louise Wallenberg

Louise Wallenberg is Associate Professor of Fashion Studies and holds a PhD in Cinema Studies. She was the establishing Director of the Centre for Fashion Studies, 2006–2013. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Modernism

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction In the tug-of-war between old and new, between exclusivity and accessibility, which is characteristic of what we call modernity, the media of film occupies a central place. This is perhaps not quite unexpected. From its...