Monday, July 20, 2009

Why I love the 1910s so much



On the right: "an adaptable frock...It is willing to be made of satin, serge, or crepe de Chine, to suit the owner and the occasion, but whatever the material, trimming sections are of black satin, embroidered in shades of blue and green, with a touch of mahogany.

On the left: "the left of the figure...gives a glimpse of what coat linings are to be like this winter. Do not be deceived by the complicated look of the coat skirt. It is cut in one piece on each side and proclaims how much of style can be achieved by a clever arrangement of gathers and folds. The suit is of brown velour."

Paris fashions, from 1917, as shown in Modern Priscilla. Beautiful, yes?

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