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The Jazz Age: How fashion broke its chains

The Jazz Age was the period in the 1920s, in which jazz music and dance became popular. It also had its own distinct look. Dennis Nothdruft is curator of "1920s Jazz Age Fashion and Photographs", an exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. He told Dan Damon how fashion in the 1920s reflected the dizzying social change and helped liberate women.

(Image: Dolly Sisters Seated, Credit: All Images Courtesy of Private Collection, James Abbe Archive
With thanks to Fashion and Textile Museum, London)

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