The Roaring 1920's Flapper Fashion
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The Roaring 1920's Flapper Fashion

Textile Gallery, 2nd Floor

December 23, 2020- November 13, 2021
Women known for their energetic freedom, embracing a lifestyle were commonly called “Flappers” in the 1920s. While many viewed them as dangerous and immoral they were considered the first generation of independent American women who pushed economic, political, and sexual boundaries. No one knows how the word flapper entered American slang, but its usage first appeared just following World War I. The classic image of a flapper is that of a stylish young party girl that smoked in public, drank alcohol, and danced at jazz clubs. They donned fashionable dresses of shorter, calf-revealing lengths and lower necklines, wore high heeled shoes, wore quite dramatic makeup, and enjoyed the art of accessorizing. The Roaring 20s Flapper Fashion draws from the museum’s remarkable collection and will feature eighteen flapper dresses, showcase some exciting accessories from the era, and give some insight into pop culture of the 1920s.

Flapper Fashion Video

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