Tag: Art Deco period

The Art déco period was the time between c. 1910 and 1940. It was the fashion of the Jazz Age and stood for modernism, androgyny, luxury, flapper, that were bundled in Paris. French fashion designers of the time were Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jean Patou. Characteristic style elements in fashion were the Tubular silhouette and the Cloche hat, precious materials, strength of color and sensuality of the subject.

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.” ― Vogue.com