The Bafta Show Museum Exhibition-”The Roaring Twenties: Heels, Hemlines and High Spirits”

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Born in the age of post-war exuberance, nurtured by the dynamism of the machine and seduced by the lure of the exotic, the Roaring 20s infused modern society and fashion with an energetic modernity. As hemlines rose, shoes became increasingly important for stylish women and many of the decade’s exceptional shoes illustrate the electrifying synergy between fashion and design.

The Roaring Twenties: Heels, Hemlines and High Spirits focuses on the wardrobe and widening horizons of the “New Woman” and looks at how the myriad influences of the period such as cinema, jazz clubs, and world travel influenced the shape of fashionable footwear.

The entrance of the Exhibition
The entrance of the Exhibition
Russian influenced Red Shoes by Gronberg, Sweden 1920, Bata Shoe Museum
Russian influenced Red Shoes by Gronberg, Sweden 1920, Bata Shoe Museum
erious footwear of the Suffragettes who fought for the vote for women. On display at the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto
Serious footwear of the Suffragettes who fought for the vote for women. On display at the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto
Sparkling footwear by 1920's shoe designing star, Andre Perugia. Bata Shoe Museum
Sparkling footwear by 1920’s shoe designing star, Andre Perugia. Bata Shoe Museum

Unfortunately all this happiness frenzy of the 1920′s came crashing down on October 24th, 1929, the beginning of The so-called Great Depression period. Today’s nostalgia for the rich culture of the 1920 has its parallels with todays socio-political situation,no doubt about that;  Art Deco had its beginning at the 1925 World’s Fair, Jazz became the emblematic music of dance and everywhere the conventions of society, art and literature were challenged.The 20’s were perhaps,the historic period more closely linked to today’s fashions,habits,overall idea of life.The main fear is that there might be another crash waiting down the corner to complete the circle..

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