The Hula Skirt in Fashion

Fashion designers in Paris and London designed clothes inspired by the Hawaiian grass hula skirt in 1922. Would you agree that these are “freaky fashions” or that London is “crazy about clothes”?

Check out the images in our Flickr collection.

Read more about it in “Freaky Fashions by the Famous Poiret of Paris,” “Paris ‘Hula Hula’ Gown the Rage,” and “Has London Gone Crazy About Clothes?”


 

“Wants Prices on Hula Skirt Fiber”
The Pacific commercial advertiser., June 25, 1910, SECOND SECTION, Page 10, Image 10
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1910-06-25/ed-1/seq-10/

“Make Hula Skirt”
The Seattle star., September 26, 1917, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87093407/1917-09-26/ed-1/seq-1/

“Paris ‘Hula Hula’ Gown the Rage”
The evening world., June 22, 1920, Final Edition, Image 19
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030193/1920-06-22/ed-1/seq-19/

“Freaky Fashions by the Famous Poiret of Paris”
The Washington times., July 02, 1922, SUNDAY MORNING, Page 11, Image 55
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1922-07-02/ed-1/seq-55/

“Has London Gone Crazy About Clothes?”
The Morning Tulsa daily world., December 10, 1922, FINAL EDITION, COMIC AND MAGAZINE SECTION, Image 59
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042345/1922-12-10/ed-1/seq-59/

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