Part of the joy of a flapper fashion revival is – even if only in your imagination – reliving the golden age of the 1920s. It’s hard to slip on a bias-cut silk gown or a fringed frock that shimmies with every step without also imagining a cigarette holder into your hand, or some vintage Chanel jewels around your neck. In his typical choice of black and white, Karl Lagerfeld photographed this editorial for Harper’s Bazaar that takes the trends of ’20s and Art Deco design into a fully-themed set. This vision, styled by Andrew Richardson, may be of the twenties but it’s not exactly roaring: it’s perfectly elegant and refined.

Lagerfeld’s flapper girls are Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls and Saskia De Brauw, chaperoned by Travis Cannata, Malthe Madsen and Charlie Siem.

Flapper party Karl Lagerfeld

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Saskia De Brauw, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls: Harper's Bazaar US, March '12
Saskia De Brauw, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls: Harper's Bazaar US, March '12
Saskia De Brauw, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls: Harper's Bazaar US, March '12
Saskia De Brauw, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls: Harper's Bazaar US, March '12
Saskia De Brauw, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls: Harper's Bazaar US, March '12
Saskia De Brauw, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls: Harper's Bazaar US, March '12
Saskia De Brauw, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls: Harper's Bazaar US, March '12
Saskia De Brauw, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls: Harper's Bazaar US, March '12
Saskia De Brauw, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls: Harper's Bazaar US, March '12
Saskia De Brauw, Arizona Muse, Joan Smalls: Harper's Bazaar US, March '12

From Harper’s Bazaar’s March 2012 issue. View the rest of the shoot at the gallery above.

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