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FRENCH FASHION HISTORY. Costume and fashion plates with descriptions between middle Ages, Directory, Regency, Empire and so called Flapper. Vintage Haute couture costumes.

Sedan surrender negotiations 1870

Surrender negotiations before sedan. Prussian military uniforms. French Army General uniform

Surrender negotiations before sedan

Surrender negotiations before sedan on the evening of September 1, 1870 by Anton Werner.

diorama at Berlin Sedan panorama.

The Capitulation of Sedan.

A depiction of the talks in the village of Donchery, Ardennes, France, on 2 September 1870, hours after the French Army of Châlons had run up a white flag over Sedan.
Members of the French delegation pictured on the left: Supreme Commander Emmanuel Félix de Wimpffen (just standing up), General Auguste-Alexandre Ducrot, and other officers.
Members of the delegation from the Prussian Coalition pictured on the right: Supreme Commander Helmuth von Moltke the Elder (standing at the table), Otto von Bismarck (sitting to Moltke’s left), General Field Marshall Leonhard Graf von Blumenthal, General Field Marshall Alexander August Wilhelm von Pape, commanders of the 3rd- and the Maas-Army, and other officers.
Date after 2 September 1870.

source:wikipedia

 

Medieval shoe of King John II. of France.

Medieval Shoe of King John II. of France. 14th century pointed toe style shoe

Shoe of King John II. of France. 14th century.

Medieval shoe of King John II. of France (Jean le Bon). 14th century.

Chaussure avec patin du Roi Jean (1440). From Histoire des cordonniers : précédée de l’histoire de la chaussure depuis les temps les plus recules jusq’a nos jours. Paris : Sere, 1852. Author: P. L.  Jacob, (1806-1884).

(In the original source the year is 1440. We suspect a problem because at this time the shoe fashion was much shorter. In addition, there was no king in 1440 with the name Jean in France.)

Haute couture dresses by Beer, Redfern. Le style parisien 1915.

Art deco dresses by Beer, Redfern. Le style parisien. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes collection haute couture.

Dresses from Beer`s and Redfern`s

Haute couture dresses by Beer, Redfern. Le style parisien 1915.

Dress from Beer`s in almond green corded silk, trimmed with plain black velvet. Clichés Style Parisian, Beer.
Dress from Redfern`s in blue serge, trimmed with small steel buttons.

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

Haute couture dresses by Redfern and Jenny 1915.

Haute couture dresses Redfern, Jenny. Le style parisien. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes Gatsby collection

Dress from Redfern and Jenny.

Haute couture dresses by Redfern and Jenny. Le style parisien 1915.

Dress from Redfern`s in ” bleu de France ” corded silk nice pink rose at the side. Clichés Taponier, Beer.

House frock from Jenny`s in white talamophine, embroidered tulle apron. Gold Waisbelt knotted in front under the taille. Clichés Beer, Style Parisian.

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

Haute couture dresses from Martial & Armand and Beer 1915

Haute couture dress Martial & Armand, Beer. Le style parisien. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes collection.

Dresses from Martial & Armand and from Beer.

Haute couture dresses from Martial & Armand and Beer. Le style parisien 1915.

Left: Dress from Martial & Armand`s in ” lavande ” corded silk, lace and silver embroidery.
Right: Dress from Beer`s in peacock blue velvet, waistband trimmed with a sort of old silver cartouchière.

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

Dress and Mantle by Jeanne Lanvin. Le style parisien 1915.

Art deco dresses by Jeanne Lanvin. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes collection haute couture. Le style parisien.

Art deco dresses by Jeanne Lanvin.

Dress and Mantle by Jeanne Lanvin. Le style parisien 1915.

Dress in marine “armare” trimmed with silk braids, collar in white corded silk. Hat by Lanvin.
Mantle to match the dress. Hat turned up on one side and trimmed with breitschwantz.
Clichés Style Pariasian.

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

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.

Scottish gowns – Robes Écossaises. Le style parisien 1915.

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

Scottish gowns – Robes Écossaises.

Scottish gowns – Robes Écossaises. Le style parisien 1915. Plate XXIV.

Fig. 264 to 269. All these very simple models are intended to be made of plait stuffs but may be carried out in different materials of similar shades or in two plain materials of different shades. They will also be found very suitable models for mourning by replacing the plaids by crape or otherwise. May mourning dresses are made without crape, in cloth and Crêpe de Chine mingled.

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

Glamorous life in 1850. Fashions under the Restoration.

Glamorous Victorian ball gowns. French Empire Costumes. Regency Romantic Fashion.

Glamorous life in 1850

Glamorous life in 1850. Fashions under the Restoration. Echoes of Bon Ton.

MESDAMES the Parisians were all on a footing of war from the commencement of the year of grace 1850; the Prince President had substituted for his ordinary Thursday receptions veritable little dancing fêtes, for which Strauss and his orchestra had been ordered to the orangery of the Élysée. Continue reading

Robes de Maison – House gowns. Le style parisien 1915.

House Gowns - Robes de Maison. Le style parisien. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes collection haute couture

House Gowns – Robes de Maison d’après les Dentelles de Marescot.

Robes de Maison – House gowns. Le style parisien 1915. Plate XXI.

Robes de Maison. Modèles ” du Style Parisien ” d’après les Dentelles de Marescot.

  • Dress in Poulinette: muslin velvet (Lesur and Co. No. 4710); tunic in white tulle lace embroidered with samll circles in many colors and in silver thread (marescot No. 9893).
  • Dress of black tulle lace embroidered in gold and black silk (Riechers Marescot No. 154) over an underdress of pink charmeuse (Bianchini), corselet in gold lace. Mantle of similar tulle lace embroidered in black and gold.
  • Dress in white chiffon scalloped and embroidered in silver (Riechers Marescot No. 9810); the embroidery more delicate than it can be made to appear in the drawing makes a charming effect above the milky tones of the chiffon.

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

Art deco house gowns. – Robes de Maison. Le style parisien 1915.

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

House gowns – Robes de Maison.

Art deco house gowns. Le style parisien 1915. Plate XVII.

Robes de Maison. Modèles ” du Style Parisien ” d’après les Tissus de Lesur & Cie.

  • Dress in Talamophine; a new kind of velvet supple as silk muslin and very shiny (Lesur & Cie. No. 4709) it forms a mantle behind and is trimmed with bands of ermine.
  • Dress of Poulinette: a new velvet em chiffon wonderfully flexible and brilliant (Lesur & Cie. No. 4710) trimmed with skunk snowing petticoat in Valenciennes.

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