Its’ the Roaring Twenties, now what to wear?
This theme is yet another take on glamour.
Decadence is possibly the most fun way to interpret this theme.
Opulence and art deco. Beads, and fringing. Gansters and Moles, bootleggers, jazz musicians.
Simple short shapeless dresses layered with fringing and piled with beads, topped with cute little hats or finger curls, long gloves, feaher boa or fur stole, and away you go, ready to charleston your way into the night.
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Well, that depends on your hosts and the nature of the party.
Quite often people choose the 1920’s theme as a way to experience the decadence and glamour of the upper classes.
However Charlie Chaplin is also a star of the 1920’s.
The 1920’s are also known as “The Jazz Age”
Some say the prohibition of alcohol indirectly fuelled the development of Jazz and Jazz clubs, Speakeasy’s popped up all over Chicago, Jazz popularity growing also in New Orleans, Kansas City and New York City, although older generations considered jazz to be “immoral and threatening to old cultural values”
Stars, characters and gangsters of the 1920’s:
Charlie Chaplin, Josephine Baker – did her famous banana dance in 1927, Buster Keaton, Al Jolson, Greta Garbo, Clara Bow, Mary Pickford, Tilly Devine, Winnie the Pooh,
Music: Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith – The Empress of Blues, Squizzy Taylor, Al Capone
1920’s film references- Feature Movies and series:
The Great Gatsby
Underbelly – Squizzy
The Jazz Singer, 1927 becomes the first “talkie”
These flapper outfits are available to hire from Agent Costume in Bondi.
You may already have a dress and only need accessories. Custom made headbands available as well, from $25. Bring your dress in and we can accessorise you to fit the theme. You may not even recognise yourself!
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