100 + Years of College Girl Fashion

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A photographic trip back through time – College girl fashions are an often overlooked source of both style and female trends.Whether they start in the schools or have been adopted over the years from fashion periodicals, young women heading to college in 2015 may well be putting as much effort in to their style and …

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Robes et Femmes – 1913 Satirical Fashion Book

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Art Nouveau  Fashion Illustrator Enrico Sacchetti –   Thanks to the Smithsonian digital archivists for uploading and preserving this delightful hand stencilled or “pochoir” Art Nouveau book of fashion illustrations by the little known Roman cartoonist Enrico Sacchetti. Remembered more for his sarcastic cartoon depictions of World War One, what makes this book unique in …

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1910s Fashion – The World’s First Fashion Photo shoot.

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April 1911 saw the first cited 20th Century fashion photo shoot – and some of it in color! – Fashion History from Glamourdaze.com – 1910s Fashion – The World’s First Fashion Photo shoot. The Spring collection from the then hugely famous Paul Poiret was published by the French magazine “Art et Decoration” in an article called …

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1910 – Seven Secret Edwardian Beauty Hints

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Illustrated Beauty Guide from the Titanic Era – Some highlights from a 1910 personal beauty book by Margaret Mixter. You can find the full book on Archive.org.  A rare insight from the Edwardian Era,  into the beauty habits and secrets of Edwardian women. 1. Massage – Face,Neck,Eyelids,Arms 2. Giving a Dry Shampoo. 3. Manicuring. 4. …

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1910 – Paris Summer Fashions – amusing review.

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Its summer 1910 and the Los Angeles Herald reviews the newest gowns. By A.T Ashmore Selecting gowns for the summer outfit involves far more thought, time and patience than can be realized by the uninitiated in the mysteries of women’s dress,and this season’s fashions will tax to the utmost all those qualities best adapted to …

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1910 Hairstyles – New Coiffures of the Summer Girl.

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Hairstyle fashions for young women in the summer of 1910. As bewilderingly reported by Andre Dupont in the August edition of McCalls Magazine in 1910. It would certainly seem as though the fashionable hairdressers had determined that a woman’s head should attract attention to her appearance at the first glance, and in truth so conspicuous …

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Downton Abbey Fashion – Lady Sybil – Paul Poiret and those Harem Pants

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Downton Abbey Fashion – Lady Sybil – Paul Poiret and those Harem Pants Whether or not it was the intention of the producers of Downton Abbey – exactly 100 years after Serge Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes burst on to the London stage in 1910 and Nijinsky danced into the hearts and minds of thousands wearing Léon …

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Evolution of Women’s Dress – 1914 to 1929

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Here we present an early fashion ‘retrospective’ from 1929 looking back at how women’s fashions had evolved in the 15 years spanning from 1914 to 1929. No other fashion era displayed such a change in women’s styles than the years which followed the  First World War up to and through the decade of the 1920’s. …

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