Fashionable Berlin of 1915. Photography by Karl Schenker.

Karl Schwenker, Art deco, fashion, Berlin,
Photography by Karl Schenker.

Berlin Fashion in the year 1915. Photography by Karl Schenker.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Madame Féron, called La Belle Ferronière. Mistress of François I.

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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
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