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.
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Costumes by Georges Dœuillet, Jeanne Lanvin, Jean Patou, Premet,
Robes de Diner. Le style parisien 1915. Plate XIX.
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Pour l’Heure du Thé. Le style parisien, 1915. Le style parisien 1915.
Model French blue Matelasse and brown chiffon. The Normandy combination. Embroidered ornament back of skirt, also outlines waist in soft folds in vest.
Mme. Premet fashion. Model of Crepe Chinois 1913. Plaid silk deep girdle and sash. Black Crepe Chinois skirt. White chiffon waist embroidered with tiny drop bulton of old rose beads and gold… Read More
Premet Model of Crepe Chinois, 1913.
Premet Model of Faille de Laine. Paris spring season 1913. Model navy blue Faille de Laine. Draped skirt with a wide fold of Worth Satin. Waist of black satin with cloth straps… Read More
Premet Model of Needle Cord. Paris Spring Season 1913. Cafe au Lait. Needle Cord. Draped skirt with fine soutache of embroidery on side of skirt. Buttons trim coat and French… Read More
Premet Model of navy Needle Cord. Paris fashion 1913. One-piece dress of navy Needle Cord Cloth embroidered in black soutache and black buttons. Plain cloth belt and gold buckle and… Read More