All agree that the Art Deco style was born in France and named after the 1925 Paris International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts. Coming on the heels of the elaborate, turn-of-the century style (called Art Nouveau), Art Deco’s simple and energized geometric forms pleased one and all, and the new style quickly became celebrated across the globe. Art Deco’s forms captured the spirit of the modern age, expressing, for instance, the new speed of cars and airplanes, bridging once distant lands. The modern, emancipated woman also emerged during this period, empowered with new rights and forms of liberty. Her “garçonne” boyish elegance, epitomized by the black, bobbed hair with bangs, became a flag of sorts, emblazoned across the magazines of Vogue and la Gazette du Bon Ton.
眾所周知，裝飾藝術的風格起源於法國，起名自1925年的巴黎裝飾工藝博覽會。以華麗花巧著稱的新藝術運動崛起於交替的年代，緊接其後的裝飾藝術，則以充滿活力的簡約幾何線條迷倒每一個人，並旋即風靡全世界。裝飾藝術通過其形式，展現出現代氣魄；新世代下車輛呼嘯而過，大無畏的飛機連接遠在他方的土地，時代新潮可見一斑。現代解放女性亦在這段時期嶄露頭角，她們擁抱前所未有的權利，享有不同形式的自由。齊耳短黑髮造型加上劉海，襯托出不讓鬚眉的優雅；這種女性形象儼如那個年代的旗幟，傲然飛揚於時尚雜誌《Vogue》及《Gazette du Bon Ton》的書頁上。