The 1920s was a time when women defied their position in society. This new breed of woman smoked and listened to jazz and cut her hair short. She indulged in the flapper fashions of the day.

Sometimes that meant taking cues from menswear, showing that women too could wear the literal and proverbial pants. With her boy-short hair and relaxed suiting, this original flapper from 1920s Germany – a woman named Betty Karrenbauer – knew how to rock an androgynous look from way back when.

German flapper

betty karrenbauer

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