Particularly known for her innovative sportswear designs, Chanel used knits, such as jersey or knit tweed, to great advantage. While elegant in design, this dress slips over the head like the comfortable sweaters she first sold in Deauville. ca. 1924
Beautiful photograph by Clifford Adams – Two Flappers – National Geographic. For the first time in history it was smart for a girl to be practical – and to wear clothes that demanded less care. Women’s magazines were filled with patterns based on the ‘new Paris styles’ and if a girl could sew, all she needed was the proper material and a large table, on which to lay out her new future dress. Lady Mary was recently spotted browsing Vogue! No cheap sewing patterns for her!