Attending a Flapper party or want to plan a Boardwalk Empire bash? Are you a fan of the Downton Abbey period drama? Downton Abbey and Boardwalk Empire fans were introduced to the flapper craze of the 1920s. The 1920s flapper showed disdain for conventional dress and behavior; wore her hair bobbed, used rouge and lipstick, and even plucked her eyebrows! This modern young lady dressed in fringed skirts and bright colored sweaters; she wore scarves and blouses with Peter Pan collars.
Now you can see over a 100 examples of popular 1920 fashion, including descriptions and prices, that were featured in a Franklin Simon & Co. catalog. The well-known department store was situated on New York City’s Fifth Ave, opening in 1902 and advertised as a collection of specialty shops rather than a traditional department store. The store remained open until the early 1960s.
This period catalog features photographs of models and stylized drawings of a selection of upscale attire for both women and young girls for the spring and summer of 1925, including the flapper dress, 1920 dresses, 1920 evening gowns, 1920 day dresses, swimsuits, suits, coats, undergarments and more.