Immortalised by the classic film, ‘The Great Gatsby’, the 1920s will always be remembered as a daring, flirtatious and celebratory era of female fashion rebellion. ‘The Great Gatsby’ featured the fashion of the time including the emerging rebellious "Flapper" style with it’s dropped waists, risqué hemlines and dresses that floated and showed far too much leg for a restrained Twenties populous. 

Flapper dresses

Our fascination for vintage and the 1920s never seem to fade with a remake of the classic film, ‘The Great Gatsby’, in 2013 staring Leonardo DiCaprio and TV shows such as Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge drawing in huge audiences, it’s no wonder we crave the 1920s.  I’m sure all this helped directly or maybe indirectly to influence the photoshoot below.

Flapper dresses

These images were taken from a photoshoot that was organised by Katalin Sàsdy who worked for one of the oldest costume rental companies in Europe (1862). Whist at university studying for her diploma in fashion history, this photoshoot, including the Frock and Frill dress, was made for the stylist module. The main intention of the shoot was the connection of ‘antique and new’. It is Katalin’s view that, “it is not possible to create something new without knowing ‘the old art’. Therefore I took original 20s dresses and mixed them with new ‘Frock and Frill’ styles.” 

Flapper dresses

We would like to thank photographer Milena Krammer for kindly allowing us to use her images. 

Flapper dresses

Flapper dresses