Callot Soeurs, ca. 1926. Silk, silk and metallic lace, and imitation pearls and opals. Indianapolis Museum of Art: "Irises and water avens adorn this elegant dress. Embroidered layers of soft, sheer, exotic fabrics combined with a large bejeweled ornament in the center typify dresses of the flapper era. ... Callot Soeurs in Paris was famous for the use of exotic fabrics, antique laces, lavish beading and delicate embroideries."
If you love reading about the Lost Generation during the 1920's in Paris, this is a must have book. The story of Gerald and Sarah Murphy, expats in Paris right after WW I. They inspired, financed and loved some of the most important writers, artists and thinkers of our time. Friends of Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Picasso, there's was a life which was lived as Art.
(Art Deco or deco, is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s and into the World War II era.The style influenced all areas of design, including architecture and interior design, industrial design, fashion and jewelry, as well as the visual arts such as painting, graphic arts and film)
Kiki de Montparnasse---Alice Ernestine Prin (2 October 1901 – 29 April 1953), nicknamed Queen of Montparnasse, and often known as Kiki de Montparnasse, was a French artist model, nightclub singer, actress, memoirist, and painter. She flourished in, and helped define, the liberated culture of Paris in the early 1920s.
Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form. He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overwork and addiction to alcohol and narcotics.