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on January 26, 2011
This book has been one of the most informative books I've read about the women in the Jazz Age. The first part of the book is largely composed of stories relating to Zelda Sayre, Coco Chanel, and several other prominent women of the age and how their fashion and life choices trickled down into every class of women. Later on, it expands from there, telling tales of benders that make us modern women look tame, to the starts of "off the rack" clothing that cost fashion-forward women more than just money, and how flappers both challenged and reinforced sexism. This book also does not shy away from the negative aspects of the twenties such as the flagrant racism that was so prevalent in the day, even among society's intellectual and educated. Worth a read by anyone who's interested in the period.
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