Les Années Folles (1919-1929) 
20 Oct 2007 – 29 Feb 2008

Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, www.galliera.paris.fr

fig.: Egidio Scaioni. Lucien Lelong, 1928. Ensemble de tennis. © Egidio Scaioni / Galliera / Roger-Viollet

This decade with its appetite for movement and speed brings emancipation for women and the female body: planes, cars, outdoor leisure and wild dancing. This was the beginning of the relaxed, liberated way of being.

THE ROARING TWENTIES exhibited with 170 models, 130 accessories, and fifty perfumes. Share one day in the life of an elegant Parisienne and experience a dance hall, a plane cabin, a trompe-l'oeil landscape,... The exhibition let you step into a world where it was brand new to enjoy the heady pleasure of driving a car, the freedom to cut hair short, wearing makeup, smoking in public and overtly living the life of a flapper! The fashionable inspirations come from pieces by the Callot sisters, Chanel, Heim, Jenny, Patou, Poiret, Talbot, Worth ... more culture >>>