Paquin Model of Moire Serb. Paris Spring Season 1913.

France, Fin de siècle, Belle Epoque, Jeanne Paquin, costume,
Paquin Model of Moire Serb

Jeanne Paquin Model of Moire Serb. Paris Spring Season 1913.

Navy Blue Moire Serb. Draped skirt with tunic. Blue satin sash. White Callot chiffon covers waist of white satin. Tab of blue satin trimmed with Venice lace. White satin belt. Coat trimmed with piping of material in scroll design on sleeves and down front. Cord and tassel. Published by Haas brothers.

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

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Galons embroidered with jet and tassels.

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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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