flapper cloche

“They were smart and sophisticated, with an air of independence about them, and so casual about their looks and clothes and manners as to be almost slapdash. I don’t know if I realized as soon as I began seeing them that they represented the wave of the future, but I do know I was drawn to them. I shared their restlessness, understood their determination to free themselves of the Victorian shackles of the pre-World War I era and find out for themselves what life was all about.” -Colleen Moore on flappers


“Being called ’sexy’ constantly is like Victorian fashion: it had the gimmick that followed attractiveness and social acceptance, but now, it’s old, boring, and repetitive.”