Premet Model of Faille de Laine. Paris spring season 1913.

France Fin de siècle fashion. French haute couture gown. Belle Epoque costume by Couturier Premet

Premet Model of Faille de Laine

Premet Model of Faille de Laine. Paris spring season 1913.

Model navy blue Faille de Laine. Draped skirt with a wide fold of Worth Satin. Waist of black satin with cloth straps over shoulder. Cuffs and ornament of Bulgarian embroidery. Vest of white net and pleated ruthe. Collar of Cape de Cura lace.

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

Note:  Callot Model of Black Lace. Paris 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.


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