The trends and styles were highly influenced by Surrealism and Art Deco with a new approach to color and geometric shapes. Hollywood movies portrayed a new woman. A smart woman. Androgynous features were emphasized, modern, slick and daring.
Assembly lines made the idea of conventional cars realistic. By 1927, 15 million units were sold. After Ford’s Model T boom, people opted for more stylish alternatives. Some could afford to look the way they pleased.
ART DECO INFLUENCE
“The distinguishing features of the style are simple, clean shapes, often with a “streamlined” look; ornament that is geometric or stylized from representational forms; and unusually varied, often expensive materials.”
Buster Keaton & Jean Harlow
BK: Born a child of Vaudevillians entertainment was in his blood. An actor, comedian, and director of many in demand silent films. Famous for his outlandish stunts.
JH: Bombshell then proved comedic actress, Harlow’s legacy was cemented with many classic films of the time. Her health failed while her career was at its prime. She passed at only 26 years old.