Rondeau Model of Peau de Gant. Paris Spring season 1913.

Rondeau Model of Peau de Gant. France Fin de siècle fashion. French haute couture gown. Belle Epoque cocktail

Rondeau Model of Peau de Gant

Rondeau Model of Peau de Gant. Paris Spring season 1913.

Costume Model of Beige color,” Peau de Gant, combined with brown and white novelty check, which trims underskirt and coat. Collar laced sailor knot fashion of white broadcloth edged with self-color material. Coat lined with satin to match. Novelty buttons to match. Published by Haas brothers.

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

Note:  Scene at Fifth Avenue, New York by William Thomas Smedley.

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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