Post pandemic, art deco style makes a comeback

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With a world war, a depression that gutted its economy, and a global flu pandemic that killed 675,000 Americans, the early 20th century was a dark period in America’s history.

Such is the notion that when you’re engulfed in darkness you tend to chase the light. So when our country’s slump ended, it entered a time of booming economy and prosperity known as the Roaring ’20s. This breath-of-fresh-air decade brought us flappers, jazz, and art deco style—a zany design movement recognized by its geometric shapes, shiny surfaces, and bold colors.

Today, designers and consumers alike are looking at the current climate and trying to navigate what’s on the horizon aesthetically. With our own pandemic (hopefully) on its way out, there are stirrings of a rebirth of the joyful and courageous

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Why Art Deco MIs Making a Comeback in These 20s

Like many of us, I spent most of my pandemic days lolling about in athleisure. When it was time to take headshots earlier this spring, I knew that nothing in my closet was suitable. No, I needed something that let people know I had made it through this hellish year and that am still *very much here.* So, I treated myself to a jewel-toned sequin skirt that refracts light when I walk. It seemed like the appropriately jubilant outfit for reentry into the world. A shift towards glam is happening in the design world, too. We all joke that the Roaring Twenties never got off the ground before the pandemic hit, but here they are. It’s no surprise, then, that Art Deco is making a comeback.

Art Deco” takes its name from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, a decorative arts showcase held in

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