Caricature of Flappers Wearing Furs. The work of American designers 1918.
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Men’s Styles Spring 1917. Advertising for men’s fashion by Walter D. Teague (1883-1960).
Hermione. Don Marquis. Design for a magazine cover (Vanity Fair) by Thelma Somerville Cudlipp.
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In 1920 the costume consisting of a straight, short skirt, trim box coat or sweater and blouse
Les Créations Parisiennes. La Mode est un Art. Haute Couture by PAUL POIRET 1930.
The portrait of Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau.
Madame X. or the exciting life in the Paris of the Belle Époque.
Another old custom gone. Art-Goût-Beauté. October 1923. Fashion by Jean Patou, Jeanne Hallée, Molyneux.
Straw hat with horsehair ribbons. Locrian, resident of Locride (ancient Greece).
A few pretty novelties. Premet has made a black velvet dress with an edging of paste diamond lace. Philippe et Gaston put large diamond squares on white Georgine crepe.
Getting ready for Deauville. The parsienne is already enjoying foretastes of the idyllic delights of country life.