In Real Life Long's The Flapper

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After the release of “The Flapper” the character, Ginger and her mysterious behavior became a hit and thus the age of the flapper was born. Movie star and fashion icons who became committed to this way of life started popping up everywhere. A short time before the twenties Zelda Fitzgerald was seen as an “It” girl. She was from a town in Alabama, her father was part of the supreme court and her family was well known. That being said she would often find ways to push people's buttons, whether that being wearing a tight nude bathing suit just to trick people into thinking she swam naked or just generally be unconventional. She also believed that ‘women should be more than just daughters and wives,’ which was a crazy idea in her time. Zelda enjoyed …show more content…

In real life Long was even seen as the embodiment of the flapper, she was brash, she drank and smoked, and she had fully control over every aspect of her life from finances to who she slept with (Jesse, 4 Famous Flappers of the 1920s, 1920s fashion & Music ) . According to historian Joshua Zeitz, author of Flapper: Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern, Long’s exploits often found their way to the office: “She would come into the office at four in the morning, usually inebriated, still in an evening dress and she would, having forgotten the key to her cubicle, she would normally prop herself up on a chair and try to, you know, in stocking feet, jump over the cubicle usually in a dress that was too immodest for Harold Ross’ [the founder of the New Yorker] liking. She was in every sense of the word, both in public and private, the embodiment of the 1920s flapper” (Lib Tietjen, Let's Get Drunk and Make Love: Lois Long and the Speakeasy X) …show more content…

Chanel was a french fashion designer who most often consider the creator of the “flapper look”. She took inspiration from men clothing and she strived for the same thing they did. Chanel's goal was to make clothing for women comfortable while stilling being fashionable, she freed women from corsets and heavy dressed and invented the loose-fitting little black dress (Spivack, The History of the Flapper, Part 5: Who Was Behind the Fashion?) . Whether women were movie stars, socialites, journalists, or fashion designers they held important roles in societies and made leaps and bounds for women during the jazz

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