Category Archives: Fin de siècle

Princess Elvira of Bavaria (1868–1943). Belle Epoque.

Princess Elvira of Bavaria in belle époque ball robe. Parisian Tournure costume.

Princess Elvira of Bavaria (1868–1943

Princess Elvira of Bavaria (1868–1943)

in Parisian Tournure bustle costume to the 1890th. Painting by Karl Gampenrieder. Married to Rudolf of Kaunitz-Rietberg-Wrbna-Questenberg and Freudenthal. Belle Epoque, Fin de Siècle Fashion.

Related: The Corset and the Crinolin: A Book of Modes and Costumes.

The White Peacock. Art nouveau peacock paintings.

The Two Poets of Canton. Chinese poets costumes. The China Peacock. George Sheringham. Mrs. William Caines

The Two Poets of Canton. Overmantel panel by George Sheringham.

Art nouveau peacock painting.

  • The Two Poets of Canton. Overmantel panel by George Sheringham 1884–1937 (British painter and theatre designer).
  • The little Princess and the Peacock. By Jessie Marion King 1875-1949 (Scottish illustrator).
  • The White Peacock 1921. Wood engraving by Hans Frank 1884-1948 (Member of the Vienna Secession).
  • The peacock. From an original engraving in colours by Allen W. Seaby 1867-1953 (Ornithological painter).

Panel in Gesso and Mother of Pearls by Frederick Marriot.

Fairy, fantasy costume. Art nouveau dress. Frederick Marriot

Panel by Frederick Marriot

Panel in Gesso and Mother of Pearls by Frederick Marriot.

Fairy, fantasy costume. Art nouveau period 1910s.

Frederick MARRIOTT, (1860-1941).
 Painter and etcher of landscapes, architectural subjects and portraits. Born on 20th October 1860 at Stoke-on-Trent, brother of the artist Frank Pickford Marriott. 
Received his early training in the school of Art, Coalbrookdale, and at the age of 14 he went to work as a pottery painter in a factory. In 1879 he gained a National Scholarship at the R.C.A. where he studied for three years.
He then worked as a designer and illustrator to Marcus Ward [note: should be “Wood”] and Company. Later became Chief Designer with Eyre and Spottiswood, and remained for four and a half years. He practised repoussé work, wood carving, enamelling and modelling, and produced some fine panels in modelled glass [note: should be “gesso” ] with mother-of-pearl inlay. Exhibited at the R.A., R.E., in the provinces and at the Paris Salon.
He was Design Master at Blackheath Art School, Headmaster of the Onslow College Art School, Chelsea, and Headmaster, Goldsmith’s Institute, 1895-1925. 
Member of the Arts and Crafts Society, also the Art Workers’ Guild, and was elected A.R.E. 1909, R.E. 1924. Made continental tours working on town scenes with the emphasis on architecture, and also visited and painted in Australia about 1910. He was friendly with Brangwyn, Clausen, Drury and East.
Lived in London and died on 2nd October 1941.

Source: “Dictionary of British Artists working 1900-1950” by GRANT. M WALTERS,

Art deco Collars and Capes. Le style parisien.

Collars and Capes. Le style parisien. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes collection haute couture

Cols et Pèlerines – Collars and Capes

Collars and Capes. Plate IV. Le style parisien 1915.

Cols et Pèlerines. Modèles ” du Style Parisien “.

Collars and capes in fur, velveteen velvet or rattan trimmed with fur.

Gallery: Le style parisien. Plate IV. Supplément du ” Style Parisian ” No 3. Le Directeur – Gérant: Lucien Vogel.

Robes en Faille Brochée de Velours.

Robes en Faille Brochée de Velours. Le style parisien. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes collection haute couture.

Robes en Faille Brochée de Velours.

Robes en Faille Brochée de Velours. Le style parisien 1915. Plate VIII.

Modèles ” du Style Parisien ” d’après les Tissus de Coudurier, Fructus et Descher.

  • Dress in black corded silk trimmed with corded silk broché with large squares of black velvet ( Coudurier No. 1464, see Pl. XXV, No. 2, the same material in white corded silk broché in turquoise copied from a dress of the Empress Eugénie`s).
  • Dress in rayé Directoire; black corded silk with stripes of gold velvet (Coudurier No. 1498). Corselet and bands on the skirt of plain black corded silk. Guimpe in shaded chiffon.
  • Dress in corded silk broché with large velvet flowers (Coudurier No. 10410. Pl. XXV, No.5). cut low 1830 style, white tulle gimp; large satin bow to match at the back.

Gallery: Le style parisien. Planche VIII. Supplément du ” Style Parisian ” No 3. Le Directeur – Gérant: Lucien Vogel.

Costumes in Breton style. Trois Robes Bretonnes.

Breton style. Le style parisien. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes collection haute couture

Three Breton dresses – Trois robes Bretonnes.

Costumes in Breton style. Trois Robes Bretonnes. Le style parisien 1915.

  • (Beer). Dress in black velvet. Little jacket in corded silk of matching shade; waistcoat of white corded silk embroidered in green silk.
  • (Jenny) Dress in blue serge and velvet to match. Large buttons.
  • (Jeanne Paquin). Dress in brown corded silk, bodice and sleeves in broché corded silk. Brown velvet ribbon sewn on only at the top on the skirt and sleeves. Bodice laced with a narrow velvet ribbon to match. Chiffon gimp with a small tie in brown velvet.

Gallery: Le style parisien. Plate VII. Supplément du ” Style Parisian ” No 3. Le Directeur – Gérant: Lucien Vogel.

Fur stoles – Etoles de Fourrures. Modèles de Révillon Frères.

Fur stoles. Révillon Frères. Le style parisien. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes collection haute couture

Fur stoles – Etoles de Fourrures. Modèles de Révillon Frères.

Fur stoles – Le style parisien. Plate VI. 1915.

Etoles de Fourrures. Modèles de Révillon Frères.

  • (Révillon *). Samll cape in skunk forming a peak back and front. The collar is turned back in the shape of a ” col châle “. The two points in front are trimmed with great bows of velvet ribbon to match, fringed with silk. Muff shaped in sections like a melon.
  • (Révillon). Stole in ” martre du Nord ” made in a peak with celluloid buttons imitating marble encircled with golden metal- Soft muff to match.
  • (Révillon). Stole in ermine and skunk. Two front pieces in white passementerie mingled with little tails. The back forms a large collar in skunk. The lower part of the muff is in ermine, the upper part in skunk with the head on the right, the paws and tail on the left, and the wrong side is in velvet matching the skunk.
  • (Révillon). Stole in sitka fox extremely voluminous, rich and expensive in appearance; each side takes two long fox skins, one with the head upwards, the other with the head hanging down.
  • Louis-Victor Révillon established in 1723 the famous leather and fur company in Paris at 159, Rue St. Honoré called la Maison Givelet (Actually 2014 at Paris’ Avenue Montaigne. Artistic director, Andrew Heather, formally at Givenchy).
Révillon Frères. French fur and luxury goods company. Advertising Maison Givelet.

Advertising by Révillon Frères.

Gallery: Le style parisien. Plate VI. Supplément du ” Style Parisian ” No 3. Le Directeur – Gérant: Lucien Vogel.

Robes en Faille et Panécla. Le style parisien.

Robes Tissus de Rodier. Style Parisien. Art deco fashion. Gibson girls costumes

Modèles du Style Parisien d’après les Tissus de Rodier.

Robes en Faille et Panécla.

Modéles du “Style Parisian” d’après le Tissus de Rodier. Le style parisien 1915.

  • Dress in old blue pekiné corded silk (Rodier No 05939) trimmed with cross way band of panécla * to match: pane of vegetable silk, (Rodier No 05965) collar and sleeves of white lace.
  • Dress in bronze colored panécla *; a pane of soft shiny vegetable silk (Rodier No 05965) trimmed with thick old gold silk twist, narrow edge to match passing below the bottom of skirt. Collar in ivory pane lined and bordered with sable.
  • Dress in panécla; vegetable silk pane soft and shiny (Rodier No 06026).
  • Panama binding and tissue Panécla: Velvet, the pile is made of silk; usually embroidered with colorful silk yarns.

Gallery: Le style parisien 1915. Plate III. Supplément du ” Style Parisian ” No 3. Le Directeur – Gérant: Lucien Vogel.

Related:
Fin de siècle era, Art Nouveau, Art deco, Flapper, Gibson girls, Roaring Twenties.



  1. Les Creations Parisiennes. La mode est un art.
  2. Le style parisien. Les elegances parisiennes 1915. by Lucien Vogel. (Art Nouveau. Fin de siècle, Belle Époque era.)
  3. Les Robes de Paul Poiret racontée par Paul Iribe, Paris 1908.
  4. Paris Fashion Designers in 1916.
  5. Supplément du ” Style Parisian ” No 3. Les elegances parisiennes 1915.
  6. Lotte Pritzel. Dolls for the showcase 1911.
  7. Les Chapeaux du Très Parisien Vol. 1., by G.P. Joumard. First edition 1921. (Flapper, Gatsby, Art deco era.)
  8. Les Chapeaux du Très Parisien Vol. 2,.G.P. Joumard. Second edition 1922.
  9. Les créations parisiennes. La mode est un art. Published 1929. (Flapper, Gatsby, Art deco era.)
  10. STYL 1922-1924. German Fashion Magazine. (Berlin Roaring twenties. Flappers, Art deco era.)
Exotique. Modèle Lewis. Franca-Florio de Palerme.
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Jeanne Blanchot. Hat Models “Simplicité Mondaine”.
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Moonlight Sonata. Style dress from the Vienna model house Max Becker.
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Still life. From the house of Friedmann & Weber.
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Serenade. Park by Herrmann Rothe.
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Hunting models of Herrmann Hoffmann. Art deco fashion 1922.
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The opium smoker. The Bachelor 1921.
The opium smoker from fashion magazine The Bachelor 1921. The Bachelor (Der Junggeselle) was a a... Read more
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Art Deco Fashion • The Bachelor
Nouveau Style. Art Deco Bonnets 1921.
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Art Deco Fashion • Bonnet • Chapeaux du Très Parisien • Flapper • Gatsby

Samson and Delilah Revisited: The Politics of Women’s Fashion in 1920s France by MARY LOUISE ROBERTS. (PDF)