Evening dresses by Fructus et Cie. LES ÉLÉGANTES PARISIENNES.

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Evening dresses by Fructus et Cie 1916.

Evening dresses by Fructus et Cie.

Robes du soir. Tissus de Coudurier, Fructus et Cie. Dentelles de Thiebault. Broderies de Lefranc. Ruban de Raimon.


Fig. Middle
Robe de gros de Londres bleu pâle ourlée d’un ruban de taffetas citron semé de roses bleues. Patron 926, coloris 4. de la Maison Raimon. Guimpe et dépassant de dentelle d’argent brodee à la main, de la Maison THIEBAUT. Tissus de la Maison Coudurier Fructus.
Fig. Left
Robe de taffetas rose, brodé d’argent, de perles fines et de corail d’apres la broderie de la Maison Maurice Lefranc et Cie.
Fig. Right
Robe en crépe Juliette blanche lamée or et rayée de petites fleurs multicolores. Patron 40523, coloris K de la Maison Coudurier Fructus. Dessous de tafettas blanc bordé d’un volant découpé, ceinture de taffetas bleu.

Revue Mensuelle. Avril 1916. NUMERO UN (Vol.1) Planche VI. Supplément des “Les Élégances parisiennes” N.1. Le Gérant: H. Bernard.

Note:  Princess Elvira of Bavaria (1868–1943). Belle Époque. Parisian Tournure.

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