Society dress in pink Liberty silk. Atelier Mme Strubb Paris 1911.

Art nouveau, costume, Belle Époque, fashion, Society dress, Atelier, Mme Strubb, Paris,
Society dress in pink Liberty silk.

Society dress,  Belle Époque fashion, Paris 1911.

Society dress in pink Liberty silk with a cream silk embroidery. Design: Atelier Mme Strubb Paris. Photography Reutlinger Paris. Edwardian era.

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


Note:  Evening dress of White Worth Satin. 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.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments


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.