Coco Chanel kicked off most of these trends, especially relaxed sportswear. The dresses Lily Donaldson is modeling were made by Coco herself.
Louise Brooks: It girl. Sadly, I couldn't pull off her iconic hair.
Poiret was the premier designer of the time. He threw out corsets, but made hobble skirts all the rage. He was fascinated with the East, and you can thank him for introducing harem pants -- the first pants that were acceptable for a woman to wear -- to the Western world of fashion.Flappers in the day. (Who expected boots?) I love how even the "casual sport" looks had great details and lux fabrics.Flappers at night. Elaborate, comfortable everything!
Image sources: Paris Je T'aime by Steven Meisel, style.com.