Before the onset of Depression-era austerity, women's fashion roared through the 1920s with a dynamic combination of androgyny and decadence. Spurred by a rebellion against corsets and full skirts from designers such as Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, and Jean Patou, waistlines dropped, busts flattened, and hemlines rose to shocking new heights for a look that came to define modern femininity and sex appeal. The motto for the Art Deco decade became "Anything Goes!"—a mantra expressed by everything from beaded flapper frocks to slinky evening dresses. See how designers made Old Hollywood feel new again for Spring 2013 in our slideshow of Deco-inspired wedding dresses.
—Phillip B. Crook