What a dandy was to the Regency, and an exquisite to the Elizabethans, a dude was to the late 19th century.
A lady in so called princess dress and waterfall hairstyle. The bearded gentleman is dressed in formal afternoon attire, wearing a cut-away coat, horseshoe stickpin, and boutonniere.
Belle Époque. Portrait of a Lady by Giovanni Boldini at l’Exposition universelle de Paris, 1889.
A PLEA FOR THE ROSE. BEST VARIETIES FOR DECORATIVE WORK. HYBRID TEA ROSES. HYBRID PERPETUALS. TEA ROSES. SINGLE ROSES AND BRIERS. WICHURIANA ROSES. ROSES-CLIMBERS. CHINAS, ETC. DWARF POLYANTHA. MOSS ROSES. GOOD ROSES TO GROW FOR THEIR FOLIAGE. ROSE CONTRASTS. ROSES WHICH MAKE LOVELY DECORATIONS BY THEMSELVES.
The portrait of Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau.
Madame X. or the exciting life in the Paris of the Belle Époque.
When Mme. Sarah Bernhardt first came to America, all her scenic costumes were designed by Maison de couture Félix.
The latest Paris fashion, Belle Epoque. Toilette de Réception. February 1898. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
Phoebus de Chateaupers. Captain of the archers. Fashion, New Edition: The language of clothes (Smithsonian).
Le costume moderne. Journal illustré de modes. Specialist journal for the entire women’s costume compartment. Published by C. Heinemann, Berlin 1906.
Belle Époque. Princess Elvira of Bavaria (1868–1943) in Parisian Tournure bustle costume to the 1890th. Painting by Karl Gampenrieder.