(Jeanne Lanvin). Frock in blue serge, foot of the skirt in velvet of a matching shade. This dress is slipped on like a chemise over under bodice with sleeves. It is split up at the sides as far as the hips over a foundation fastened to the skirt. Trimming of brown and red chain stitching mingled with gold threats. Buttons of blue coroso.
(Georges Dœuillet). Dress in woolen checks. Front of bodice, belt and border of the skirt in satin of the darkest shade of the checks.
(Madeleine Chéruit). Dress in woolen velvet striped in green and black with a blue stripe at intervals. On either side on the hips are two bundles of gathers sewn on up right peasant fashion. The bodice is lined with white taffetas likewise the collar which may be worn closed or open at will. The back is trimmed with a collar in marmot.
Source:Le style parisien. Planche XV. Supplément du ” Style Parisian ” No 3. Le Directeur – Gérant: Lucien Vogel.
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