A friend who is into fashion history and design gave me a beautiful Japanese book with drawings of fashion of the 1920's, the era of flapper fashion. Until then, fashion was only for rich ladies of society but flapper fashion made it more accessible to the middle classes. Flapper ladies were characterized by short sleek hair, make-up and long shiftless dresses that were easier to sew than the high fashion of previous years. It was the period of the Jazz Age, the time of the Great Gatsby where women enjoyed a level of liberation and even recklessness. It was also during this period that Coco Chanel revolutionized the way women wore clothes.
Love the detailing on each dress and the quality of the prints. I may even frame some for my walls.