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Fashioning the Parisienne

Valerie Steele

Source: Paris Fashion. A Cultural History 3rd Edition 2017

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J’ai sous les yeux une série de gravures de mode. Ces costumes presentent un charme d’une nature double, artistique et historique.

Into the Twentieth Century

Valerie Steele

Source: Paris Fashion. A Cultural History 3rd Edition 2017

Book chapter

Interviewed in 1903 about their favorite brand of corset, Mme. Réjane said, “pas besoin,” [no need] and Mlle Eve Lavaliére replied, “Je nien porte pas” [I don’t wear one].

Fashion Plates

Madeleine Ginsberg

Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion 2010

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People attractively or unusually dressed have been popular graphic subjects at least since the sixteenth century, when the Costume Book or Trachtenbuch brought them into popular publishing. By the middle of the seventeenth century, the graphic artist Vaclav Hollar had given such illustrations new artistic status and Bosse, Callot, and de Hooghe began to group their fashionables in suitable settings.

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