Mme. Premet fashion. Model of Crepe Chinois 1913.
Plaid silk deep girdle and sash. Black Crepe Chinois skirt. White chiffon waist embroidered with tiny drop bulton of old rose beads and gold thread. Pleated maline lace trims waist and cuffs.
House of Premet. Parisian fashion house (1911 to 1931) founded by Mme. Premet. Other famous designer of the house Premet were Alix Gres, Mme. Lefranc and Mme. Charlotte.
Gallery: France Fin de siècle fashion. Haute couture costumes, spring season 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.