Dress, Evening Date: 1925 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 42 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Lewis Gompers, 1961
This is your classic flapper dress. The Flapper got its name from young women who were like young birds, flapping their wings out and away from the nest. They typically were sleeveless with dropped waistlines.