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Tag Archives: Jazz Age

Corsets Begone: Women’s Fashions of the Roaring Twenties

The decade that gave rise to the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings, the speakeasy, and the big band also brought with it soaring hemlines, breast-freeing bandeaus and the “uplift” brassiere, … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 · 5 Comments

Carl Van Vechten and Modern New York

A guest post this week from the City Museum’s Curator of Architecture and Design, Donald Albrecht. Earlier this year, Farrar, Straus and Giroux published Edward White’s book The Tastemaker: Carl … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Central Park Casino

It’s 1929 in an Art Deco ballroom. Dancers glide around, dimly reflected in the black glass ceiling while outside on the terrace, the sound of champagne corks popping intersperses with … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

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