The obsesh today is not really a thing rather an era–my favorite era. The roaring 1920s were a crucial period in the American history, but this isn’t history class so never mind that. Aside from jazz, post-WWI, the twenties were pivotal to fashion in so many ways.
Long gone were the days of corsets and ballroom dresses because this decade opted for a more closely lined silhouette. Flapper dresses mirrored the new woman, one who was sexier and independent (and could now vote). Shorter hemlines, “bobs”, sleeveless, cloche hats, art deco appliqués, and Mary Jane shoes all defined this era. Designers such as Lanvin and the great Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel introduced themselves to the world, changing the direction of fashion. The ideal women was no longer plump, fair, and stuffed in a poofy dress, but rather slender, tan, and boyish looking. We still pay homage to this beautiful time in fashion today.
Aside from fashion, one of the other greatest treasures of the era was the novel “The Great Gatsby” by renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925). Much to my delight, the new adaptation of Fitzgerald’s piece will be releasing on May 10th of this year. The love story will star Leonardo DiCaprio (swoon), Tobey Maquire, Carrey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, and Indian film legend Amitabh Bachchan. Basically, my life has come full circle. So Mieux darlings, I urge you to do two things:
1) Definitely watch this movie when it releases and read the novel!
2) If you love the 1920s as much as I, thrift around for vintage flapper pieces and incorporate them into your daily outfits then tag us to show off your fab finds (#mieuxandmieux)!
Rida Islam, Fashion Editor