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TWENTIES FLAPPERS
Author F Scott Fitzgerald described the ideal flapper girl as "lovely, expensive, and about 19". Although out of her teens, gamine beauty Vanessa Paradis possesses the air of insouciant glamour that symbolised the Jazz Age.

The drop-waisted styles which epitomise the era's sense of youthful promise could have been made for the French star's boyishly slender figure. And accompanying long-time love Johnny Depp to the 2003 Oscars, Vanessa accessorised her period frock with the decade's requisite sparkling headband.

Natalie Portman is another actress whose slim physique and independent spirit would have made her all the rage in the roaring Twenties. The V For Vendetta star plays up to the image, often wearing her hair crimped or in a close bob reminiscent of the silent screen star Louise Brooks, while many of the chiffon dresses she steps out in conjure up the period's joyful abandon.
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