Gucci, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren: Flappin' Around

I promise you, cross my heart and hope to die, stick a needle in my eye -- come next spring, you're going to be tripping over all the flappers in the mall.

Sep 23, 2011 at 8:04am | Leave a comment

Gucci's Spring 2012 show was hardcore art-deco. Do you know which Hollywood Legend was a flapper before she became a star, and is just as well known for being hardcore?

"Mommy Dearest" herself Joan Crawford. 

Marc Jacobs for Spring 2011.  It's a little bit futuristic 20s. Jacob's has said one of the references for the collection was Bob Fosse.  Watch the show here.

Bob Fosse's "Cabaret" starring Liza Minelli as the flapper Sally Bowles. Sally Bowles is a fictional character from the novels of Christopher Isherwood “Mr Norris Changes Trains” and “Goodbye To Berlin” (also known as The Berlin Diaries).  On a slight tangent -- everyone needs to see  "Chris & Don. A Love Story."  This documentary on Isherwood is fascinating, heartbreaking and just perfect.

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 -- watch the entire show right here.

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Ok - I'm totally embarrassed to admit this,  but I did not know that Ralph Lauren designed the costumes for 1974's "The Great Gatsby" --  Armani sort of gets all the attention because he dressed the smoking hot, young Richard Gere in "American Gigolo."

 

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