Old Hollywood feels new again for Spring 2013, a season of Art Deco design seen in a range of glamorous dresses

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. On the left, model Alden Gay wears emerald, diamond, and pearl jewelry from the decade, all by Cartier.