1920s Fashion – Indianapolis Monthly

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1920s Fashion - Indianapolis Monthly

This year Indianapolis celebrates its 200th anniversary. Throughout 2020 we will remember with a series of photo essays on fashion inspired by specific decades. These flaps kept things going in the 1920s.

Photography by Esther Boston
Styled by Laura Walters, Style Riot

Renzo + Kai sequin top, $ 48, Rebel Vintage. Free People Rock, $ 58, The Toggery. Manolo Blahnik “Carolyne” white patent leather shoe, $ 695, Saks Fifth Avenue. $ 25 Sophia costume earrings and $ 22 vintage bracelet, Retulled Boutique.

Nandan’s Kaftan, $ 165, Rebel Vintage, 1051 E. 54th St., 317-602-2388. Thalia Sodi Beads, $ 39; and INC “Coletta” Mesh Zebra Pump, $ 89, Macy’s, Castleton Square Mall, 317-579-4500.

Danielle Bernstein Pinstripe Blazer, $ 99; Wide Leg Pants, $ 89; and DKNY “Daicey” Zebra Mule, $ 125, Macy’s. Ramy Brook silk top, $ 325, Beauty + Grace. Costume brooch, $ 55, Retulled Boutique. Turban, $ 22. Broad Ripple Vintage, 824 E. 64th St., 317-255-4125.

Adrianna Papell dress, $ 279, and Betsey Johnson wedding shoes, $ 79, Macy’s. Trelise Cooper sequin coat, $ 78, The Toggery. Sophia costume earrings, $ 25, Retulled Boutique.

New York edition dress, $ 88, The Toggery. Vintage diamond-studded fringed belt, $ 64; Feather head cover, $ 65; and Sophia red jewel earrings, $ 20, Retulled Boutique. Betsey Johnson Bridal Shoes, $ 79, Macy’s.

Calvin Klein Ulm dress, $ 49, Macy’s. Costume beads, $ 12, The Toggery.

Joie Dress, $ 58, The Toggery, 1810 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-257-5661. Streets Ahead Studded Belt, $ 295, and Jayley Fox Fur Vest, $ 240, Beauty + Grace, Carmel City Center, 317-564-0687. Costume Headdress, $ 24, Retulled Boutique, 11623 E. Washington St., 317-358-8802. IN2 Designs Gemstone Tassel Necklaces, $ 180– $ 283, Petite G Jewelers, 5609 N. Illinois St., 317-255-5555. Salvatore Ferragamo “Zelda Pois” shoes, $ 695, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Fashion Mall, 317-816-0171.

The building

The Circle Tower was built in the 1920s and is Indy’s most spectacular example of Art Deco architecture. The pewter inlaid tiles, relief carvings, and ziggurat top are just a few of the reasons they are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Credits

Special thanks to stylist Assistess Landess Hutson, photo assistant Callie Zimmerman, hairdresser Carly Rae Phelps, makeup artist Danelle French and Studio 2000 owners Mel Brandenburg, Kevin Williams and Linda Williams