Créations de Joseph Magnin and Rolande.

Couturiers J.Magnin and Rolande. Art deco costumes. Flapper fashion Model of Narcisse and Léonard. French 1920s clothing.

Model of “Narcisse” – “Léonard”. Créations J.Magnin and Rolande.

Créations de Couturiers Joseph Magnin and Rolande.

Les créations parisiennes, Paris 1929.

Left: Model of  “Narcisse” by Joseph Magnin

Pour le thè voici un modèle charmant exécuté en georgette blanc agrémenté de tresses de soie marine. (For thè here is a charming model executed in white georgette embellished navy silk braids.)

Right: Model of Léonard by Rolande

Voici un manteau de crêpe de Chine uni se portant sur une robe de même tissu imprimé (Soieries Buche, Maison des Canuts, Croix-Rousse, Lyon*). (Here is a coat of plain crepe de chine dress is on the same printed fabric)

Literature Soieries Buche, Maison des Canuts, Croix-Rousse, Lyon:

* René Dejean: Traboules de Lyon, histoire secrète d’une ville. édition des Traboules, 2000
* Gérald Gambier: Cours et traboules de Lyon, éditions La Taillanderie, 2005
* Cours & Traboules de Lyon, Editions La Taillanderie, ISBN-10: 2876292610
* Le vieux lyon et ses traboules, Editions ELAH, 2002, ISBN-10: 2841470830
* On the Present Development of Power-Loom. Weaving of Silk Fabrics at Lyons (Englisch). Editions Obscure Press 2010. ISBN-10: 1408695170

Gallery: Les créations parisiennes. La mode est un art. Editors: Maggy Rouff and Germaine Lecomte. Published: Paris 1929.

Fin de siècle era, Art Nouveau, Art deco, Flapper, Gibson girls, Roaring Twenties.

Note:  Portrait "Nina" by Arthur E. Vokes.

Leave a Reply

Auguste Racinet. The Costume History by Françoise Tétart-Vittu.

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.

Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ―

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.

Textilepedia. The Complete Fabric Guide.

The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.


Couture: then and now Clothes define people. A person's clothing, whether it's a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential key to his or her culture, class, personality, or even religion. The Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothing sociologically, historically, and artistically.