Manhattan Charleston FINAL CUT




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Published on Jan 13, 2017

Moorcroft Designer, Paul Hilditch, sweeps you into the world of the roaring twenties on this intricate and prestigious limited edition vase. Luxurious deco facades host the young women who flouted the clothing norms of their generation so that they could be free to express themselves in the Jazz age, with loud makeup and bobbed hair – these were the women who raised the hems and the eyebrows of their era. The Charleston was a dance in a quick-paced 4/4 time rhythm and it is this rhythm that holds the four-sided deco shape in toe, as scenes transport the viewer into the 1920’s with jaw-dropping art deco extravagance – where characters from films like L’Argent gaze from opulent, oversized sets, captured in deep-focus photography with femme fatales like Brigitte Helm shimmering in golden satin at the centre. From Clara Bow style floppy hats and ‘flapper’ silk hair bands with feathers, each detail has been carefully considered by the Moorcroft designer. Complete with Deco chevrons to frame the designer’s silent movie, suggestive imagery is clever – Epstein tables and iconic cloud back chairs hold ladies looking out of arched Deco windows at ‘Chrysler’ style buildings, their low-backed dresses mirroring the curved form of the window. In the same way, greyhounds sit elegantly on striking black and white Deco tiled floors, mimicking the streamlined form of their mistresses. Art Deco design is characterized by strong lines and patterns, highly-defined shapes, and blocks of solid colours. This edition is not simply in the Deco style – it is a window into another time and place, and as such, holds the hallowed hallmark of Paul’s work.

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Jazz Ensemble
  • Album

    • Charleston !
  • Writers

    • Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Believe Music (on behalf of Whimon Records); Warner Chappell, PEDL, and 12 Music Rights Societies


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