The roaring twenties were the playground of the original flappers. The 1920s flapper girl was modern, thrilling, breaking rules, feeling free and celebrating life.
The twenties flapper was throwing off her chains (corsets), cutting herself loose (chopping off her hair) and letting go (on the dancefloor and at the bar)…
The icon of the era, the true original American flapper was the one and only Zelda Fitzgerald – who was the inspiration for many of Scott Fritzgerald’s female characters. She led the mob and they followed…her impeccable style.
Zelda described the flapper as:
“The Flapper awoke from her lethargy of sub-deb-ism, bobbed her hair, put on her choicest pair of earrings and a great deal of audacity and rouge and went into the battle. She flirted because it was fun to flirt and wore a one-piece bathing suit because she had a good figure … she was conscious that the things she did were the things she had always wanted to do. Mothers disapproved of their sons taking the Flapper to dances, to teas, to swim and most of all to heart.”