My favorite era for fashion is between 1945-1955 and it's those clothes that I chose to wear, but I'm a also a pre-1945 fashion lover.
For me, vintage wearable clothes are post-1935 and I consider pre-1935 clothes like a part of history. Most of the clothes before 1935 are really fragile made of silk, heavily beaded... Those clothes are really hard to find in good condition and I don't think I would dare to wear them and destroy a part of fashion history. Before the "prêt à porter" era, clothes were all handmade in a small scale and fabrics were not that much durable.
I think the 20's is the era that I like the least in fashion history (pre-60's) probably because it's the total opposite of what I like the most in the 40's-50's fashion. 20's clothes were too boyish and hid women curves. However I think that 20's fashion magazines are pretty amazing because they presented only drawings, no photography, and most of the time with a breathless ART DECO design!!!!
I found some months ago in a flea market an incredible lot of magazines dating from 1926 and 1927... All pages are hand colored with paint!!!
Look at all those beautiful Art Deco ladies, they are real piece of art, aren't they?
The tittle of these magazines is : Art-Goût-Beauté (Art-Taste-Beauty). I never heard about it before buying them...
With only drawings it's hard to imagine that all these clothes were real made by the greatest french HAUTE COUTURE designers : Jeanne LANVIN, Lucien LELONG, Coco CHANEL, Jean PATOU, Paul POIRET, Elsa SCHIAPARELLI, Edward MOLYNEUX...
Look at all those accessories! It's rare to see them in real life...
I don't like this style of hats much but those fashion plates are so stylish!!!
Do you like 20's fashion?
Would you dare to wear pre-1935 clothes?