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Timeline of Costume:

20th Century Western Costume: 1920 -1930

Louise Brooks

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Margot Asquith in 1920
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Leaf-shape hat on pg 3 of

The Illustrated Milliner Magazine of June 1923 (click image for larger version).

Louise Brooks

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A blouse of Violet Georgette, with beadwork from the National Cloak and Suit Company Catalog for 1920.
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A Crepe de Chine Blouse from the 1920 National Catalog

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Two More silk blouses from the National Catalog of 1920.
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(click image for larger version) An English "Court" shoe of 1920.
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c. 1920
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1920

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from a 1920 French Tailoring magazine for women
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Brown Silk dress with chiffon collar c.1920
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1921
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Plate from Le Bon Genre 1921
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The Modern Priscilla, 1921
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The Designer, 1921
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La Gazette du Bon Ton, 1921Images of these plates kindly provided by

ACarter of eBay,eBayISAPI.dll?ViewListedItems&userid=acarter@160x120.jpg seller of Antique prints and Magazines

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1921

Images and Patterns from P.Clement Brown's

Art In Dress

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1920's men's suits
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c 1920
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1921 from the Delineator
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c. 1920 from the Haas Bros. Catalog
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c. 1920 from the Haas Bros. Catalog
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1925
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1924
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1921
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1922
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1922
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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1920sFashionplates1922gazette10Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922

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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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Gazette du Bon Ton, 1922
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Ward's Catalog 1922
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Plate from Le Bon Genre 1922
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Plate from Le Bon Genre 1922
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Leaf-shape hat on pg 3 of The

Illustrated Milliner Magazine of June 1923

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1923
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1923
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1923
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1924
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Shoe of the 1920's in the Musee de la Mode et du Textile

Autoportrait 1925

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Beaded Dresses of the 1920's in the Musee de la Mode et du Textile
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Evening dress showing typical "Spanish" embroidered shawl, and huge ostrich feather fan, c. 1925
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a cover of Needlecraft Magazine from 1924
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Design by Leon Bakst for Phedre and Theseus in 1923
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another theatre design by Bakst
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two costumes for the ballet Joseph by Bakst
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c 1925
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c 1925
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Black satin 1920's women's Shoes

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c1925 Ladies' Home Journal
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c1925 Ladies' Home Journal
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1925
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1925
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1925
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1925
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1925
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1925
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1925
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1925
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1925
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1925
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Dress worn by the society hostess known as "The Biltmore Girl" for the 1923 opening of The

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(c. 1920-22 Soviet Russian dress, plus fantasy "Mars" dress in deco style)

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1926 "Winter Sports Girl" in Max von Boehn's Modes and Manners of the 19th Century
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Red and ecru silkdress with pleated skirt and chain stitch decoration. (Ecru rayon extension was added at alater date to lengthen the skirt)
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c1926 French Tailoring
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c.1926
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Art - Gout - Beaute 1926

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Art - Gout - Beaute 1926

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Art - Gout - Beaute 1926

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Art - Gout - Beaute 1926

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1926
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1926
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1926
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Art - Gout - Beaute 1927

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Art - Gout - Beaute 1927

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Art - Gout - Beaute 1927

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Art - Gout - Beaute 1927

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Needlecraft, 1927
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Montgomery Ward's Catalog 1927
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1927
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1927
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Sports fans 1927 from a Kuppenheimer ad provied by RaveOnline
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English Fashions, 1928
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English Fashions, 1928
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English Fashions, 1928
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English Fashions, 1928
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Design by Stowitts for an unrealized Opera: "Fay-you-fa" showing the quintessence of deco costume design of the 1920's
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Wannamaker's catalog 1928
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1928 ad
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1928
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c. 1928 Cloche hats
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c. 1928 Cloche hats
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c. 1928 Cloche hats
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c. 1928 Cloche hats
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1928
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1928
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Bernard-Hewitt & Co. Summer 1928 Apparel Sale Catalog

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1929

Portr du Marquis dAfflitto

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1929
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1929
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1929
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Montgomery Ward's Catalog 1929
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Royal Tailors Catalog of 1920

1920's Fashion

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Gowns by Adrian : The MGM Years 1928-1941 Gowns by Adrian : The MGM Years 1928-1941

Dandies : Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture Dandies : Fashion and Finesse in Art and Culture

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Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook

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Dancetime! 500 Years of Social Dance Vol II : 20th Century Dancetime! 500 Years of Social Dance Vol II : 20th Century

Fashions of the Early Twenties: The 1921 Philipsborn's Catalog (Dover Books on Fashion) Fashions of the Early Twenties: The 1921 Philipsborn's Catalog (Dover Books on Fashion)

Posing a Threat : Flappers, Chorus Girls, and Other Brazen Performers of the American 1920s

Vintage Fashions for Women 1920s-1940s : With Values Vintage Fashions for Women 1920s-1940s : With Values

Gordon Conway : Fashioning a New Woman Gordon Conway : Fashioning a New Woman

Women's Wear of the 1920's: With Complete Patterns

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Women's Wear of the 1920's: With Complete Patterns

Fashion Drawings and Illustrations from Harper's Bazar Fashion Drawings and Illustrations from Harper's Bazar

Erte's Fashion Designs : 218 Illustrations from Harper's Bazar, 1918-1932 Erte's Fashion Designs : 218 Illustrations from Harper's Bazar, 1918-1932

Patterns of Fashion 2 : Englishwomen's Dresses and Their Construction C.1860-1940 Patterns of Fashion 2 : Englishwomen's Dresses and Their Construction C.1860-1940

Bakst : The Art of Theater & Dance (Temporis Series) Bakst : The Art of Theater & Dance (Temporis Series)

Gowns by Adrian : The MGM Years 1928-1941 Gowns by Adrian : The MGM Years 1928-1941

Great Fashion Designs of the Twenties Paper Dolls in Full Color Great Fashion Designs of the Twenties Paper Dolls in Full Color

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Art in Dress (1922) Art in Dress (1922)

Addressing the Century : 100 Years of Art & Fashion Addressing the Century : 100 Years of Art & Fashion

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Miller's Crossing Miller's Crossing

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Hollywood Dressed & Undressed : A Century of Cinema Style Hollywood Dressed & Undressed : A Century of Cinema Style

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The Evolution of Fashion : Pattern and Cut from 1066 to 1930 The Evolution of Fashion : Pattern and Cut from 1066 to 1930

Ribbon Embroidery : With 178 Iron-On Transfers Ribbon Embroidery : With 178 Iron-On Transfers

Old-Fashioned Ribbon Trimmings and Flowers (Dover Craft Books) Old-Fashioned Ribbon Trimmings and Flowers (Dover Craft Books)

The Artful Ribbon : Beauties in Bloom The Artful Ribbon : Beauties in Bloom

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Classic Millinery Techniques : A Complete Guide to Making & Designing Today's Hats Classic Millinery Techniques : A Complete Guide to Making & Designing Today's Hats

The Century of Hats : Headturning Style of the Twentieth Century The Century of Hats : Headturning Style of the Twentieth Century

Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook Fashion Accessories: The Complete 20th Century Sourcebook

The Female Economy : The Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930 (Working Class in American History) The Female Economy : The Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930 (Working Class in American History)

Tigersprung: Fashion in Modernity Tigersprung: Fashion in Modernity

Beauty in Exile: The Artists, Models, and Nobility Who Fled the Russian Revolution and Influenced the World of Fashion Beauty in Exile: The Artists, Models, and Nobility Who Fled the Russian Revolution and Influenced the World of Fashion

Art Deco Jewelry Designs in Full Color (Dover Pictorial Archive) Art Deco Jewelry Designs in Full Color (Dover Pictorial Archive)

The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie : The Science and Aesthetics of Tie Knots The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie : The Science and Aesthetics of Tie Knots

The Victoria & Albert Museum's Textile Collection : British Textiles from 1900-1937 The Victoria & Albert Museum's Textile Collection : British Textiles from 1900-1937

Costume Design in the Movies : An Illustrated Guide to the Work of 157 Great Designers Costume Design in the Movies : An Illustrated Guide to the Work of 157 Great Designers

Erte's Theatrical Costumes in Full Color Erte's Theatrical Costumes in Full Color

Women's Shoes in America, 1795-1930 Women's Shoes in America, 1795-1930

Hairstyles and Fashion : A Hairdresser's History of Paris, 1910-1920 (Dress, Body, Culture) Hairstyles and Fashion : A Hairdresser's History of Paris, 1910-1920 (Dress, Body, Culture)

The Female Economy : The Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930 (Working Class in American History) The Female Economy : The Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930 (Working Class in American History)

Haute Couture & Pret-A-Porter : Mode 1750-2000 Haute Couture & Pret-A-Porter : Mode 1750-2000

Everyday Fashions of the Twenties As Pictured in Sears and Other Catalogs Everyday Fashions of the Twenties As Pictured in Sears and Other Catalogs

Victorian to Vamp: Women's Clothing 1900-1929 Victorian to Vamp: Women's Clothing 1900-1929

Pattern Designing for Dressmakers Pattern Designing for Dressmakers

Women's Wear of the 1920's: With Complete Patterns

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French Fashions 'of Good Taste' 1920-1922: From Pochoir Illustrations (Schiffer Design Book) French Fashions 'of Good Taste' 1920-1922: From Pochoir Illustrations (Schiffer Design Book)

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French Art Deco Fashions: In Pochoir Prints from the 1920s (Schiffer Design Book) French Art Deco Fashions: In Pochoir Prints from the 1920s (Schiffer Design Book)

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