With a unique eye for fashion, Mary Alden Hopkins (1856 - 1930) wrote in The New Republic (1922) of how the Victorian dinosaurs who lorded-over the male-dominated, pro-corset fashion industry had attempted (unsuccessfully) to manipulate and coerce the shoppers of the early Twenties to reject the Chanel-inspired revolt that the young flappers were currently enjoying.
"How can I sell these styles?...the flappers won't buy them."
In 1929 there was a half-hearted attempt to bring back the corset, when a photo appeared in The New York Times heralding the corset's return there were reactions.
Click here to read what one magazine had to say.
Click here to read about another symbol of the Twenties: Rudolph Valentino.
Click here to read more articles about flappers.
- from Amazon: