1920s Jazz Age: Fashion and Photographs
1920s Jazz Age: Fashion and Photographs at the American Museum in Bath is nearly over, so I thought I'd better get round to going before it was over and I kicked myself. If you're planning to visit it, it closes at the end of the month, so GO NOW.
The 1920s was the first vintage era I fell in love with, and in many ways the one that still runs deepest. I listen to 1920s music at work (along with a good mix of all sorts of other stuff, from big band swing to 80s goth), and love silent films. As far as clothing goes, there's something about the prints and colour choices of the era that just grabs me. The way the clothing of the 1920s was cut really makes the most of a good fabric. It's not always simple in cut, though plenty of dresses were, but those long, flat, draping, fluid surfaces show off beautiful weaves and gorgeous prints to perfection.
I know lots of people swoon over the beaded evening gowns, but my favourite garments were some of the first I saw: beautiful, slinky pyjamas and kimono style robes in clear, zingy colours. I'd happily loaf around the house in that green set today.
Look at the pointed hem on this lace dress. So light! So slinky!
Photos weren't allowed in the room of photographs, for copyright reasons, so I shall leave you with a fabulous velvet coat. Luxe fabric, graphic print, simple lines… pure 1920s perfection!