Tag: Flapper

In the 1920s, the term designated Flapper, someone who flutters, young women who wore short skirts and short hair, listened to Jazz and confidently put in Scene contrary to the prevailing morality. The Flapper were considered naughty and immoral because they wore make-up, hard alcohol drinking and smoking. As a possible model for the type of the flapper, the independent young woman, the Gibson Girl applies. Although there is between the Gibson Girl and the Flapper no outward similarity, but were for the Gibson Girl independence and self-confident femininity typical.

Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com