by Sveta Dorosheva
The flappers were the ones to introduce the new fashion - streamline dresses of the 20s and the skirt, that's just an inch below the knees (flappers powdered and rouged their knees!). The idea is that when she walks in a bit of a breeze, you shall now and then observe the knee but always in an accidental, Venus-surprised-at-the-bath sort of way. With the flappers corset was as dead as the dodo's grandfather and the brassiere abandoned. They bobbed their hair as an indication of temperament and the spirit of an artistic soul. Besides bobbed hair was unusual and chic.
This illustration is part of a homage to the Roaring Twenties, when glamorous haciendas and boudoirs were soaked in expensive liquor, when $3000 Parisian beaded gowns lasted the life of one party, when sex came served in Arabian Nights splendor, when money came in by the bushel and went out by the fistful.