Will the 20s roar again?
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, but how the 1920s roared! And so, when the clock struck 12 on December 31, 2019, several people around the world welcomed the new Roaring Twenties, with hash tags # Roaring20, Gatsby-style parties, flapper-ish dresses, jazz music and swing movements. , paying tribute to the generation that really, really knew how to have fun. An era of bright young people, socialites and 'flappers', and aristocrats and gangsters: the 1920s was also a time when the 'lost generation' was looking for their way through mass consumption and hedonism. A time that was not really the same as today, but that was not so different. But will history repeat itself? Will these 20 years roar so loud?
Decadent party, flapper style, jazz and the lost generation: as we enter 2020, here is a look at the crazy original twenties
Gloria Swanson was the most successful and highest paid star on the US silent screen. UU.
Right to vote? Check. Bold outfits and bob haircut? Check. Cigarettes and alcohol? Check and check! This is the decade that saw women embrace new rights, new careers and a completely new way of life. The young rebels were referred to as fins, a nod to their loose and slippery dresses, which left their hands and legs scandalously naked.
Art, literature, cinema
The 1920s also saw the rise of screen legend Charlie Chaplin
From expressionism and surrealism to Harlem's rebirth, the first of the sound films, and writers such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald: this was an era rich in creativity. It is also the age that gave birth to Mickey Mouse, who made his debut at Steamboat Willie on November 18, 1928, at the Colony Theater in New York City. The Art Deco movement gave rise to the Chrysler Building and other magnificent New York skyscrapers.
Kardashians try the Flapper style
After the suffrage movement, women's legal right to vote was established in 1920, which led to a revolution in all areas, including fashion. Short skirts, shorter hair, makeup (previously associated only with prostitutes): they separated from the chained and tied Victorian existence they wore before.
Jazz and swing
Langston Hughes, American poet and social activist
Nicknamed the era of jazz, the 1920s belonged to jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong and the Original Creole Jazz Band. It was when people did the swing, the foxtrot, the waltz and the American tango, as well as the getaway and Charleston.
The black alcohol market during the Age of Prohibition also led to the emergence of infamous gangsters, such as Al Capone and Bugs Maloney.
Art, fashion and culture.
Most of the art produced in 1920, from literature to jazz, was a form of resistance, and that remains a dominant trend in current art. Sudha Pillai, painter and writer, says: “Art has always been revolutionary and evolutionary. Each era has an art that revolts and reacts to what happens around it, and art 2020 will be so revolutionary. Citing the rebel female fashion of that era, Jayesh Sachdev, a visual artist and designer, says: “The main difference is that, currently, the rebellion in fashion is more conscious. Consumers are moving towards fabrics that are good for the environment. ” However, Abhishek Dutta, also a designer, predicts that some elements of the flapper style will return. “This year it will be all about metallic and shiny things with a loose silhouette. Men can be seen flaunting tapered cuts, jackets, tuxedos, pin strips, plaid, etc. Fashion will also reflect current events and crises, such as the weather emergency. ”
The lost generation vs millennials today
The young adults of the 1920s, who were still dealing with the aftermath of World War I, were called the lost generation. They rebelled by rejecting old traditions, such as the notions of gender and morality. Today, it is the millennials who try to accept the climate crisis product of past generations, as well as the economic instability of our times. Fast forward
Just as radio and telephones transformed the world at the time, a survey of the World Economic Forum in 2017 predicted a series of technological inflection points for the next decade. These included 3D printed cars, driverless vehicles and the first artificial intelligence machine on a company's dashboard. According to an ABI Research report, the new 20s could be an era of smart cities, where big data and robotics ensure better governance, health and connectivity, in addition to the eventual increase in space tourism.
The decade finally rushed to its own destiny, ending the Great Depression. The 2020s are also beginning at a time of economic uncertainty and billionaire excesses, with the IMF predicting the possibility of a second major depression in the future.
Class and racism division
As Gabriel Zucman, professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, told Forbes: It is not fashionable to wear dresses with lapels and make Charleston, but the inequality of wealth in the style of the 20s is definitely back in the style. we saw the resurgence of the KKK and racism, in the 2020s there have also been neo-Nazis, racism and communal tensions.
The Age of Prohibition, that is, when the sale of alcohol was prohibited in the US Constitution. UU., Led to the emergence of clandestine bars, clandestine establishments, where liquor was served illegally, men and women mixed freely, jazz played loudly and parties became too strident. , making the 20s 'roar' so to speak.