Jean Patou Mannequins 1925. Jean Patou, 1880-1936, was a French couturier, costume designer. In 1912 he went to Paris and opened a small tailor-fashion atelier Maison Parry. His collection corresponded to… Read More
Blanche Sweet. American Actress. Silent movie star. Blanche Sweet 1896-1986 was an American film actress whose career in the early days of silent films had already peaked. 1909 began her film… Read More
India. Epic Mahabharata. Indian myth and legend: with illustrations by Warwick Goble.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
Actress Fritzi Massary in “Die Teresina”.* Fritzi Massary (Friederika Masaryk, 1882-1969) was an Austrian singer and actress. She grew up in Vienna as the oldest of three daughters of a… Read More
Hat fashion by Cora Marson 1925. Art deco period.
Late fashion designs by Paul Poiret.
The now forgotten star of Czech silent film Bronislava Livia was born Bronislava Mauerová (or Maurerová) on 18 November 1901 in Nagasaki, Japan.
Mary Conrad was a Hungarian silent film star in Austria and Germany.
Kathe Mertens Hamburg. Design for print fabric 1910.
German women fashion 1913. Blouse in lace netting with attached lap.
Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.