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Art Deco

We’re starting out with the fashion and times of Art Deco. Art Deco was a movement that prevailed from 1925 until the late 1930’s. This art movement was comprised of inspiration from NeoClassicism, Cubism, and Art┬áNouveau. The art deco movement deals a lot with geometric shapes and balance. Much of the art is even influenced from the ancient Greek and Roman times. Artists, fashion designers, and architects took cues from the aqueducts of Rome and the ancient columns that built up the city of Greece.

I’m really fascinated by this time period. It will soon be a one hundred years ago that this style was prevalent, but it’s influences are still so obvious in the designs we see today. Art deco is really a lot about proportions and symmetry as well as this geometric look. It’s evident in architecture, in home decor, and in fashions of course.

Here are some images that show how art deco is still a heavily influencing style today.

Prada ShoesThese Prada shoes have a column like heel on the bottom with very fine detail and are accented with rows of tiny black jewels.

art-deco-wedding-invitationThese wedding invitations from The Knot took a cue from art deco lines in the background of these cards. Triangles, arches, and simple design features were used to create this elegant background.

galleryDrew Barrymore recently gave a nod to the fashions of art deco in this vintage inspired gown at her Grey Gardens aftre party. This photo: Getty Images.

lanvinLanvin used inspiration from Cubism art and Tamara de Lempicka in their fall 2007 ad campaign.

art-decoIn the fall 2008 runway show, Chanel paid high attention to geometric rhinestone details that were reminiscent of the fashions at the time. Photo: Style.com


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