The Arty Woman: Vogue 1927
The Arty Girl of the 1920s would perhaps have aged gracefully to be a lovely lady of today’s “Advance Style.” She was highly confident, self-expressive, maybe excessive in adornment, but utterly endearing to the hearts of avant-garde fashion aficionados of the then 20th century.
The 1920s-woman featured here was characterized at the time as being soulful by the masses and “arty” by her friends but considered tasteless by her critics. Not alone in her adventure of personal dress, she was one of many, who at the time, could be found from coast to coast. The colors she wore were bright, the fringe from her long Spanish scarf was considered excessive, and the jewelry she wore was said to be, “more suitable for a fortune-teller than a modern woman.” From her earrings to her shoes, everything she wore was considered out-of-step with the times.
Despite the ridicule of fashion critiques, the “arty” woman has continued to find her place of self-expression through her daring nature. She embraces her self-confidence to adorn her body with the most fabulous frocks, and accessories. What she is not, however, is the couture impossible- to- wear fashion- of- the- runways but indeed a sincere expression of her beauty.
May I salute the Arty woman and the ‘20s and the current ladies of Advance Style.