Flounce dresses. Fin de siècle fashion 1915.

Flounce, dresses, Le style parisien, Art deco, fashion, costumes
Flounce dresses. Le style parisien 1915.

Flounce cocktail dresses 1915.

Source: LE STYLE PARISIEN. ROBES DE FOULARD 1915. D’APRÈS LES TISSUS DE MOULAY ET SCHULTZ. Costumes according to the fabrics of Moulay & Schultz.


Note:  Esmeralda. Phoebus de Chateaupers. Notre Dame de Paris.

Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion. From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.

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