Here are the photos I will be taking inspiration from for next week’s ‘Vintage’ photo shoot. I have chosen to look at the 1920’s, a decade that was a huge turning point in women’s rights. World War One was finally over, and women began to relax, attended parties, drank and took up smoking. In 1928 they were given the right to vote, and since many men had died in the war, women had to go out to work. This was reflected in the way they dressed, and the way they wore their hair and makeup.
Photography was still a fairly new industry in the 20’s, and this shows through the poses, the quality of photo, the angles and settings.
Ph1 Gloria Swanson by Baron Adolf De Meyer, 1921
Ph2 Portrait of a Woman by Baron Adolf De Meyer
Ph3 Joan Bennett by Edward Steichen , 1924
Ph4&5 Gloria Swanson by Edward Steichen, 1924
Ph6 Photographer unknown, 1920’s
Short Skirts, Shorter Hair
Louise Brooks’ bob may be more famous now, but silent-film star and original It girl Clara Bow shares equal responsibility for the rash of shorter styles in the 1920’s. Thousands of women saw her soft crop of curls on the big screen and tried to emulate her fizzy style. The flapper era had begun