Category Archives: 20th Century

Mrs. Condé Nast, Clarisse Coudert, fashion designer, 1917.

Conde Nast, Clarisse Coudert, famous, Fortuny tea gowns,

Mrs. Condé Nast wearing one of the famous Fortuny tea gowns.

Mrs. Condé Nast wearing one of the famous Fortuny tea gowns.
This one has no tunic but is finely pleated, in the Fortuny manner, and falls in long lines, closely following the figure, to the floor.
Observe the decorative value of the long string of beads.

Clarisse Coudert, Condé Nast in 1917.

Clarisse Coudert, a fashion designer, was the wife of the owner of the fashion magazine Vogue, Vanity Fair, Condé Montrose Nast. The couple separated in 1919 and divorced in Paris in 1925.
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Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays.

Malaysia, Indonesia, weapons, textil, fabrics design, ethnic, Kris, John Clark Ridpath,Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays.

The Malay (Orang Melayu) are an ethnic group in Southeast Asia. They belong to the Austronesian ethnic groups and speak the Malay language, whose modern expressions are Malay and Indonesian. Today about 22 million people are counted among the Malay people, who mainly live on the Malay Peninsula, in the east of Sumatra and on the coasts of Borneo. The majority of the population are Malays in Malaysia (50.4%), in the Sultanate of Brunei (66%), in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand (66-80%) and in the Indonesian province of Bangka-Belitung (72%). The vast majority of Malays (> 99.9 %) are Sunni Muslims.

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Indian plantation workers at Malabar around 1910.

Malabar, Kerala, pepper, plantation, Asia, Kolonialismus, Joan Berenice ReynoldsMalabar pepper plantation

Plantation workers harvest pepper in the historic, fabulous Malabar, today’s Kerala, one of the few remaining matriachates (The caste of Nair)  in the world. Continue reading

MARRIED WOMAN of Bethlehem

Israel, Bethlehem, traditional, costume, near east, fashion, history,

MARRIED WOMAN of Bethlehem

MARRIED WOMAN of Bethlehem

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The dress of the Arabs. Affluent class.

Arabs, Arabian, costumes, dress, aba, kubiyah, sakal

The dress of the Arabs. Affluent class.

The dress of the Arabs. Affluent class.

Costumes Near East. ARABIA.
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THE PEASANT ART OF LITHUANIA.

Lithuania, Folk, costumes, 19th century, Albert Kretschmer

Lithuania (Source: Albert Kretschmer)

THE PEASANT ART OF LITHUANIA.

THE manifold influences to which Lithuania has been subjected in the course of centuries sufficiently account for the characteristic diversity of the basic elements in its peasant art as a whole. This “Volkskunst” (Folkart) forms a conglomeration of various ethnographic elements which frequently present sharp contrasts. Continue reading

Robe d’après-midi de Georges Dœuillet

Georges, Dœuillet, Robe, Fashion, history, Gazette, Bon Ton, Art deco, midi

Les Soeurs de Lait. Foster sisters – Afternoon dress by Dœuillet

Les Soeurs de Lait – Robe d’après-midi de Georges Dœuillet

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Robe du soir, de Paul Poiret, 1920s.

Paul Poiret, Charles Martin, Robe, Gazette, Bon Ton, art deco, fashion history

Le Jardin de L’Infante

Le Jardin de L’Infante – Robe du soir, de Paul Poiret.

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Wedding Garments. Hungary bridal couple.

Hungary, Bridal, Costume, peasants, Wedding, Garments

Wedding Garments. Hungarian peasantry

Wedding Garments. Hungary bridal couple.

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India. Garments, Dresses. Principal Costumes.

India dresses, garments, Fashion History, Costumes, Paul Louis de Giafferri

Plate 3. Dresses and Garments.

India. Garments, Dresses. Principal Costumes.

The Feminine Costume of the World. Dresses. Part VII. India. Plate 3.
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India. Coiffures, Hats, Head-dresses.

India, Headdresses, Hats, Coiffures, Fashion, History, Paul Louis de Giafferri

India. Plate 7. Coiffures, Hats, Head-dresses.

India. Coiffures, Hats, Head-dresses.

The Feminin Costume of the World. Coiffures, Hats, Head-dresses. Part VII. India. Plate 7.
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