Monday, July 8, 2013

Hemliners

Take out your scissors, because...
 
 Image by Prada.

Skirts start out in the early 1920's at mid-calf.

 Adelaide Clemens as Catherine, The Great Gatsby (2013)


By 1925, they skim the knee.

Isla Fisher as Myrtle, The Great Gatsby (2013)

Angelina Jolie, Changeling (2008)


And by 1926, they are the shortest ever, coming—gasp!—right to the knee.


By 1928, dress designers are trying to use more material; they show dresses that are longer in the back, almost touching the ankles—but the bee's knees stay exposed in the front.

 Carey Mulligan in Vogue.


 By 1929, skirts come crashing back down to mid-calf.

 
Louise Brooks.


Carey Mulligan in Vogue.

Images courtesy of Pinterest. Text courtesy of Let There Be Clothes by Lynn Schnurnbereger.

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