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French haute couture costumes in 1913. Art deco period fashion.

Nala and Damayanti. Indian myth and legend.

Damayanti and the Swan. Indian myth and legend. Traditional Indian clothing. Indian epic Mahabharata

Damayanti and the Swan

Nala and Damayanti. Indian myth and legend.

Content
A Noble Prince and Fair Princess — Swan Messengers of Love—A Royal Romance — The Love-sick Maiden — Indra and the Rishis — The Swayamvara—Gods Descend from Heaven—Nala’s Mission—Interview with Damayanti — A Faithful Lover—Gathering of Rajahs—Gods Rejected by Damayanti — The Choice of Nala—Wedding Gifts of the Gods — The Royal Marriage — Kali the Demon—Plot to Ruin Nala.

Once upon a time there reigned in Nishadha (The south-eastern division of Central India.) a great rajah of choicest virtues whose name was Nala. He had great skill in taming steeds; he was a peerless archer, and was devoted to truth. Nala commanded a mighty army: like to the sun was his splendor, and he was exalted over all other kings as is the monarch of the gods. He had withal great piety, and he was deeply read in the Vedas, but he was ever a passionate lover of dice. Many a high-born lady spoke his praises, for he was generous of heart, and self-controlled, and the guardian of law. Indeed, Nala was a very present Manu (An incarnation of Manu, the first lawgiver). Continue reading

Paquin Model of Moire Serb. Paris Spring Season 1913.

France Fin de siècle fashion. French haute couture gown. Belle Epoque cocktail dress by Jeanne Paquin

Paquin Model of Moire Serb.

Jeanne Paquin Model of Moire Serb. Paris Spring Season 1913.

Navy Blue Moire Serb. Draped skirt with tunic. Blue satin sash. White Callot chiffon covers waist of white satin. Tab of blue satin trimmed with Venice lace. White satin belt. Coat trimmed with piping of material in scroll design on sleeves and down front. Cord and tassel. Published by Haas brothers.

Gallery: France Fin de siècle fashion. Haute couture costumes 1913.

Premet Model of Brocaded Trianon. Paris Spring Season 1913.

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

Premet Model of Brocaded Trianon

Premet Model of Brocaded Trianon. Paris Spring Season 1913.

Model French blue Matelasse and brown chiffon. The Normandy combination. Embroidered ornament back of skirt, also outlines waist in soft folds in vest.

Créateur couturier Mme. Premet, Premet fashion house. Published by Haas brothers, for the spring season, 1913.

Gallery: France Fin de siècle fashion. Haute couture costumes, spring season 1913.

The Fashion House Callot Soeurs. Callot Model of Black Satin and Lace.

The Fashion House Callot Soeurs. France 1910s Fin de siècle fashion. French haute couture gown. Belle Epoque costume

Callot Model of Black Satin

Callot Model of Black Satin and Lace. Paris Spring Season 1913.

Evening Dress, Black Satin. Draped skirt, sash draped around hips and waist with end in front held with handsome green buckle, green stones and tipped with gold. Black chiffon with black lace at feet. Gold and black lace for shoulder and waist with a deep shawl drapery of black lace flouncing edged with a band of gold lace, also forms sleeves.
Reproductions of model gowns exhibited by Haas brothers, for the spring season of 1913 with shops in New York (303-305 Fifth Avenue) and Paris (13 Rue des Pyramides)

Gallery: France Fin de siècle fashion. Haute couture costumes 1913.

The fashion house Callot Soeurs

Founded in 1895 in the Rue Taitbout, Paris, of the four sisters Marie Callot Gerber, Marthe Callot Bertrand, Regina Callot Tennyson-Chantrell and Josephine Crimont Callot. Her mother taught her the art of lace making.
The oldest of the sisters, Marie, was a trained dressmaker who had previously worked in renowned tailors, as Raudnitz and Co., at that time one of the leading tailors in Paris. They used initially old lace and ribbons and decorated so that blouses and lingerie. The success of the then ceased, they led the move to a bigger building and an extension of their collection.
Their fashion was working very complicated and costly. They used one of the first fashion designer, even more exotic materials such as gold and silver lamé, a fabric woven with metallic threads, which achieved a metallic effect. In addition, they provided the clothes, with most exquisite embroidery for an illustrious, international clientele.
In the ’20s, Callot Soeurs was one of the leading Parisian fashion houses. In the 30′s and 40′s, the market was fought very strongly, Worth, Coco Chanel, ect. so that they compete with their elaborate creations had become unmanageable. In 1952, the fashion house has been closed.

Evening dress of White Worth Satin. Paris Spring Season 1913.

France Fin de siècle fashion. French haute couture gown. Belle Epoque costume by Couturier by Charles Frederick Worth

EVENING DRESS of White Worth Satin

Evening dress of White Worth Satin. Paris Spring Season 1913.

White Worth Satin. Waist and Tunic of crystal beaded net, studded with rhinestones. Satin panel front with three rhine-stone ornaments. Net sleeves. Créateur couturier Charles Frederick Worth. Published by Haas brothers, for the spring season, 1913.

Gallery: France Fin de siècle fashion. Haute couture costumes, spring season 1913.

Callot Model of Chiffon and Taffeta. Paris Spring Season 1913.

Costume by Callot Soeurs. French haute couture gown. Belle Epoque fashion

Callot Soeurs Model of Chiffon and Taffeta

Callot Model of Chiffon and Taffeta. Paris Spring Season 1913.

Afternoon Dress of White Satin. Clouded with blue Callot chiffon. Overskirt draped to match chiffon. Old blue taffeta coat with belt and sash. Tassels of silk and beads to match taffeta. Garniture of same and long tassels. White tulle and soft folds of net. Published by Haas brothers. Cocktail dress créateur couturier Callot Soeurs.

Gallery: France Fin de siècle fashion. Haute couture costumes 1913.

Drecoll Model of Black Lace. Paris Spring Season 1913.

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

Drecoll Model of Black Lace

Drecoll Model of Black Lace. Paris Spring Season 1913.

White Worth satin “Drecoll Model of Black Lace”, veiled with white Callot chiffon and covered with black Chantilly lace and two flounces. Shoulder and panel of net lace with gold kimono sleeve of lace to match. Skirt, belt and sash. Bottom of skirt of black Worth satin. Cocktail dress by couturier Baron Christoph von Drecoll. Published by Haas brothers.

Gallery: France Fin de siècle fashion. Haute couture costumes 1913.

Martial & Armand Lace Evening Gown. Paris Spring Season 1913.

France Fin de siècle Lace Evening Gown. French haute couture gown. Belle Epoque costume by Couturier by Martial & Armand

LACE EVENING GOWN by Martial & Armand

Martial & Armand Lace Evening Gown. Paris Spring Season 1913.

Black maline. Lace flouncing. Tunic of flesh-colored chiffon covered with white renaissance lace. Belt and sash of shell pink satin, Rhinestone buttons trim front of dress. Pink chiffon waist with same lace as underskirt forms sleeves and bodice with a shawl drapery, collar of renaissance lace. Published by Haas brothers. Créateur couturier Martial & Armand.

Gallery: France Fin de siècle fashion. Haute couture costumes 1913.