France Fin de siècle fashion. Haute couture spring season 1913.

France Fin de siècle fashion. French haute couture gown. Belle Epoque costume

Jeanne Paquin Model of Crepe Chinois

France Fin de siècle fashion. Haute couture spring season 1913.

The Fin de Siècle, also called decadence, was used to identify the general condition before the First World War. The term was used primarily in France and refers to a specifically French way of life, the cultural decay of that time. The period was characterized by an oscillation between optimism, euphoria future, diffuse anxiety about the future and regression, apocalyptic mood, weariness of life, world-weariness, fascination with death and impermanence, levity, frivolity and decadence. A subculture or counter-culture to the bourgeois life originated with the cult figures bohemian, dandy, snob and a femme fatale. Impressionism, the late Romantic period in music, and the first beginnings of the avant-garde in all branches of the arts arose in the time of the fin de siècle.

Models by Couturiers:

Georgette GabeyMdm. PremetCharles Frederick WorthJeanne PaquinBaron Christoph von DrecollCallot SoeursMartial & ArmandRondeau

Associated to:




Fin de siècle era, Art Nouveau, Art deco, Flapper fashion.

  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.)

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