Fashion muse for spring 2008: The Flapper
The Flapper look continues to be a strong trend in fashion. Designers looked for inspiration not only in Coco Chanel's constantly promoted style, but also in the mysterious figures of silent flicks or in the looks of angelic Mia Farrow playing Daisy Buchanan (The Great Gatsby-1974).
From the tennis player attire to flamboyant evening dresses the spring runways brought to live the jazz age feeling.
Left to right: Alexander Wang, Anna Sui, Christian Dior, Costello Tagliapietra and Daks.
Left to right: Rodarte, Moschino, Réyes, Roberto Cavalli and Yeohlee.
Straight sheath dresses with Art Deco jewelling and appliqué, low-waist frocks, pleating and flounces pay homage to the twenties high fashion.
20s couture designs belonging to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Kyoto Costume Institute.