These runway images of the spring 2012 collections of (clockwise from upper left) Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Alberta Ferretti and Etro make my brain scramble. The accompanying article, Why Deco Now? by Ruth La Ferla in the New York Times "On the Runway" series is a good read for anyone who loves 1920s-1930s fashion. The most exciting think for me is that with renewed interest in flapper-style dresses comes renewed interest in flapper-style jewelry/accessories. Did you notice the looped strand of sautoir-length beads in the last photo? Hooray!