Category Archives: Haute couture

Costume design by Marie-Louise Bruyère in 1950s.

 

Costume designs by Marie-Louise Bruyère. French Haute couture vintage fashion.

Costume design “Modèle Domino”

Costume design by French couturier Marie-Louise Bruyère.

Marie-Louise Bruyère (1918-1958), called Mme Bruyère (pronounced Broo-yair) was born in rural France, but her ambitious parents, Henri Bruyère and Jeanne Loubet, moved the family to the expanding suburbs of Paris, where they prospered.

Costume designs by Marie-Louise Bruyère. French Haute couture vintage fashion.

Costume design “Modèle Classicisme”

The sophisticated neighbourhood of Saint Gratien, which included Napoleon I’s niece, Princess Mathilde, amongst its residents, impressed the young designer who trained first with the house of Cheruit, and then Lanvin. Madame Jeanne Lanvin asked her to become Première d’Atelier de Couture. By 1928, she opened her own fashion house, Bruyère Couture, which flourished as her fame spread internationally, allowing her to open a grand salon at 22 Place Vendome in 1937. She staged two fashion shows a year, containing up to 200 different outfits in cool raffish elegance.

Costume designs by Marie-Louise Bruyère. French Haute couture vintage fashion.

Costume design “Modèle Olympic”

Each outfit was assigned a different name. By 1947 she employed 328 people. The business continued to grow in scale and reputation, but from the mid 1950s it switched to producing prêt-a-porter outfits, and its name became increasingly eclipsed.

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 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.

Art deco Diner Dresses.

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

Diner Dresses – Robes de Diner.

Art deco Diner Dresses. Le style parisien 1915. Plate XVI.

Robes de Diner. Modèles ” du Style Parisien ” . Garnitures de René Schiller & Co.

  • Dress in tulle besprinkled with ” cabochons “. Three galons of tulle embroidered with jet ” cabochons ” over black satin ( Schiller No. 19285). Low neck bordered with skunk.
  • Dress of soft white silk trimmed with blond and a galon of gold thread (Schiller No. 3909).
  • Dress of black chiffon transparent over blue silk. Jet embroidery from Schiller`s. Small tulle plissé at the waist, the neck and on the skirt.

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