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imagesCAUWH7LAFew, however, dressed more creatively than Nancy. The turbans and scarves she customized in the early 1920s, the geometric fabrics she commissioned from the artist Sonia Delaunay, the enormous African earrings and ivory bangles she began wearing in the mid-1920’s, all looked astonishing on her and were seized upon by journalists as a possible start of a trend.

– Judith Mackrall speaking of the author, socialite and political activist Nancy Cunard (1896-1965) in her book Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation (Farrar Straus, & Giroux).


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