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The roaring 20s are back in this Vogue Scandinavia editorial

By Marie-Claire Chappet

Put on your finest party frock and pop the champagne; the roaring 20s are here and boy do we deserve it, writes Marie-Claire Chappet

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Dior Tulle maxi dress

Tulle maxi dress, €80,000. Dior. Crystal earrings, €362. Amina Muaddi. Satin slingbacks, price on request. Lanvin*. Photo: Jackie Nickerson

Isn’t it about time we had some fun? Can’t you just hear it, just in the distance, like the thrumming baseline of a house party on the top floor of a building you’re gradually ascending? We’re nearly there…our very own Roaring Twenties.

When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve 2019, we imagined the dawning of an era of Gatsby exuberance that, very swiftly, became anything but. This decade already has a lot of making up to do. Yet, in many ways, it is neatly mirroring its predecessor. There is a reason the twenties roared when they did. The ravages of the first world war were followed, almost cruelly, by the Spanish Flu pandemic, making the giddy, gilded opulence of the Jazz Age that followed a craved antidote to the horrors of what came before.

Alberta Ferretti dress

Silk chiffon dress, €3,970. Alberta Ferretti. Feather headdress, €2,545. Edwina Ibbotson. Photo: Jackie Nickerson

Handmade chainmail dress by Paco Rabanne

Handmade chainmail dress, €4,200. Paco Rabanne. Headband with diamanté fringing, €4,390. Chanel. Photo: Jackie Nickerson

Blue Stella McCartney dress

Viscose dress with mesh panelling, €1,195. Stella McCartney. Diamanté fringed earrings, €1,310. Chanel. Satin sandals with feathers, €623. Malone Souliers. Photo: Jackie Nickerson