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.

Philip Dormer Stanhope. Earl of Chesterfield.

Baroque Portrait. Philip Dormer Stanhope. Earl of Chesterfield with alonge wig

Earl of Chesterfield 1694 – 1773

Philip Dormer Stanhope. Earl of Chesterfield 1694 – 1773

Author of Letters to His Son and Letters to His Godson

THIS arbiter of elegant manners was born in London, in 1694. He received his education at Trinity College, Cambridge. In the first parliament of Georg I. he was elected a burgess for St. Germains, in Cornwall; and in the next, for Lestwithiel, in the same county. In 1715, he stood foremost among those who loyally tendered their lives and fortunes to oppose the pretender; and in 1723, he was appointed captain, of the yeomen of the guard. He had more or less distinguished himself from his first entrance into parliament; but, becoming earl of Chesterfield, on the death of his father in 1726, he entered the house of lords, in the ranks of the opposition. After the accession of George II. he was sworn of the privy council, and in 1728, appointed ambassador extraordinary to Holland, the Hague being the centre of the principal negociations then carrying on through Europe. Upon his return, in 1730, he was elected a knight of the garter, and appointed steward of the household. Soon after 1732, he married lady Melosina de Schulenberg, countess of Walsingham, and natural daughter of George I. by the duchess of Kendal.

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Shuja Shah Durrani as Emir of Afghanistan

Emir of Afghanistan. Afghan traditional costumes.

Shuja Shah Durrani in the Bala Hissar (fort) of Kabul.

Shuja Shah Durrani as Emir of Afghanistan in the Bala Hissar (fort) of Kabul.

Shauh Shujau ool Moolk (the brave King of the Universe), was a younger son of Timoor, and grandson of Ahmed Shauh. He was a younger brother of Shauh Zemaun, who defeated his brother Humauyoon, entitled by seniority to the throne, and blinding him, made himself King. Zemaun was in his turn seized by his half-brother Mahmood, who pierced his eyes with a lancet in the grove of trees at Jugdelluk, and confined him in the Balla Hissaur of Caubul. Shauh Mahmood was dethroned by his half-brother Shujau, who spared his eyes, but imprisoned him in the Balla Hissaur. The Shauh Shujau in his turn lost his crown. After several vain attempts to recover it, he fled; was recalled by a Baurukzye noble, but again forfeited it by an ill-timed display of extreme vanity. His brother Eyoob (job) was made king in his stead, and was dispossessed of his kingdom by Dost Mahommed, who was dethroned by the British to make room for the thrice-rejected and un-popular Shauh Shujau, who at length fell, the victim of assassination, during the Caubul insurrection. His sons Futteh Jung and Shavhpoor reigned for a few days in succession, but were driven from the country to seek refuge at the hostile court of Lahore, whereupon the Afghaun Cromwell resumed the reins of government, and still continues to hold them.

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Simple gowns – Robes Simples. Lanvin, Dœuillet, Chéruit.

Simple gowns. Lanvin, Dœuillet, Chéruit. Le style parisien. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes collection haute couture

Simple gowns – Robes Simples. Lanvin, Dœuillet, Chéruit.

Simple gowns - Le style parisien 1915. Plate XV.

Robes Simples. Lanvin, Dœuillet, Chéruit.

  • (Jeanne Lanvin). Frock in blue serge, foot of the skirt in velvet of a matching shade. This dress is slipped on like a chemise over under bodice with sleeves. It is split up at the sides as far as the hips over a foundation fastened to the skirt. Trimming of brown and red chain stitching mingled with gold threats. Buttons of blue coroso.
  • (Georges Dœuillet). Dress in woolen checks. Front of bodice, belt and border of the skirt in satin of the darkest shade of the checks.
  • (Madeleine Chéruit). Dress in woolen velvet striped in green and black with a blue stripe at intervals. On either side on the hips are two bundles of gathers sewn on up right peasant fashion. The bodice is lined with white taffetas likewise the collar which may be worn closed or open at will. The back is trimmed with a collar in marmot.

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

Dost Mohammad Khan. Ruler of Afghanistan.

Dost Mohammad Khan. King of Kabul. Character and costumes of Afghanistan.

Dost Mohammad Khan 1793 – 1863 by James Rattray

Dost Mahommed King of Caubul and his youngest son by James Rattray (1848)

Dost Mohammed (Moghul Khan) 1793-1863 was from 1826 to 1840 and from 1843 until his death, ruler of Afghanistan. He was the founder of the Barakzai dynasty.

My presentation to this celebrated personage took place in camp at Peshawur, January 5th, 1841, when he was on his way to Calcutta as a prisoner of state. I found the ex-Ameer of Caubul seated on the carpet of his tent, eating sugar-cane, with two of his youngest sons, and surrounded by his chiefs and relations. He received me most courteously, and returning my salutation ” Ai Alaikoom Assalaum ” (And unto you be peace), in a deep tone of voice, assigned me a place opposite himself on his carpet. His head-dress consisted of an Afghaun skull cap, with an immense dark Cashmere shawl loosely twisted round it. A second, wound round his waist, supporting his heavy peishkubs (dagger), formed his kummerbund, or girdle. He wore a loose red silken shirt, and over it a long striped tunic of chintz, called ulkhauluk, edged with gold, and ornamented on the sleeves and breast with rows of loops and buttons of the same material. His socks were of shawl pattern, and over his shoulders hung his wide-sleeved buff cloak of camel hair (oormuk). Continue reading

Petites Robes Genre Tailleur. Le style parisien 1915.

Petty Dresses Tailor Style. Le style parisien. Art deco fashion magazine. French parisiennes collection haute couture

Petites Robes Genre Tailleur – Petty Dresses Tailor Style.

Petites Robes Genre Tailleur. Le style parisien 1915. Plate XIV.

  • Frock in pékiné green and black wool trimmed with black velvet.
  • Frock in light snuff colored duveteen trimmed with black braidings. Black velvet collar and facings. Back plain.
  • Dress in green woolen velvet. Yoke fitting to the shoulders and descending to a skirt. Collar and cuffs lined with green velvet.
  • Dress in soft smoke grey cloth. Pretty tunic effect at the skirt.
  • Dress of blue serge trimmed wit stitchings and galon in matching shades. Yoke of the dress forming round scallops.
  • Dress in colored duveteen. Narrow dark brown velvet and big buttons in galalite to match.

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

French Modes under the Restoration 1814-1815.

French Empire Costumes. Regency Fashion. Albert Lynch, Eugène Gaujèan, Octave Uzanne.

Modes under the Restoration.

French Modes under the Restoration. (Première Restauration 1814-1815)

Les Modes sous la Restauration. From the Book: The Frenchwoman of the century; Fashions – Manners – Usages, by Octave Uzanne. Illustrations in water colours by Albert Lynch. Engraved in colours by Eugène Gaujean.

Romantic elegance costumes c. 1820.

French Empire Costumes. Regency clothing. France Romanticism Fashion. Man with Top Hat.

Romantic elegance c. 1820.

Romantic elegance costumes c. 1820. First Empire Style.

From the Book: The Frenchwoman of the century; Fashions – Manners – Usages, by Octave Uzanne. Illustrations in water colours by Albert Lynch. Engraved in colours by Eugène Gaujean.

Our goddesses of the Year VIII., (1799).

French Empire Costumes. Regency Fashion. France Revolution uniform. Octave Uzanne. Eugène Gaujèan. Albert Lynch

Our goddesses of the Year VIII., (1799)

Our goddesses of the Year VIII., (1799). Regency – Directoire fashion.

Nos déesses de l’an VIII. From the Book: The Frenchwoman of the century; Fashions – Manners – Usages, by Octave Uzanne. Illustrations in water colours by Albert Lynch. Engraved in colours by Eugène Gaujean.