Jeanne Paquin Model of Crepe Chinois. Paris Spring Season 1913.

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

Paquin Model of Crepe Chinois.

Jeanne Paquin Model of Crepe Chinois. Paris Spring Season 1913.

Paris Rose Crepe Chinois. Draped skirt and chiffon to match tunic with braided ornaments to match on front and back of skirt. Coat trimmed with same braid. Soutache and cord and Chinese embroidery on tan linen forms vest effect. Strap of cloth belt and horseshoe buckle of gold. Collar of brown chamois cloth and ornament to match. Chiffon waist to match material over flesh color. Collar and reveres of same. Published by Haas brothers.

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

Note:  Georgette Model of Cote de Cheval. Fin de siècle fashion 1913.

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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