This page is a guide to introduce the evening dress styles of the early 20 th Century to aid in the design and construction of a period ensemble. Included are descriptions of the components of an outfit, including undergarments and accessories. Hairstyles, jewelry and headdresses are discussed as well.
The instructions are a single sheet of paper with the front and back of the pattern envelope photocopied on it. Below you can see the total extent of the instructions. Most of that text is generic and not specific to this pattern, so nearly all of the instructions are what you see here in the illustrations.
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Her establishment was on equal stature to the fashion houses of Doucet and Paquin, and it could be said indeed of Worth. So we wonder why so little is known about her biography. The House of Madeleine Laferriere designed for Royalty — Queen Maud of Norway was besotted with her dresses and had a large number of the most elaborate evening styles for her wardrobe. Long draped skirts to the gowns flowed into trains.
Fashion from — in the Western world was characterized by a rich and exotic opulence in the first half of the decade in contrast with the somber practicality of garments worn during the Great War. Men's trousers were worn cuffed to ankle-length and creased. Skirts rose from floor length to well above the ankle, women began to bob their hair, and the stage was set for the radical new fashions associated with the Jazz Age of the s.
The fashion canvas of the 18th century changed radically as the 19th century began and simpler, lighter brushstrokes were applied. Fashion in the first two decades mimicked classical Grecian drapery with its fluid lines. Bodices were minimal, cut to end under the bust thereby achieving a high waist that defined the silhouette.
Hand-embroidered sheer cotton wedding gown from the Commodore Perry estate, c. Oral provenance plus small Perry personal name tag inside. Russian-style cut velvet evening coat with beaded passementerie panels and sable trim, c.
I love looking at pictures of the artifacts that have been brought up from the bottom of the ocean and am actually watching a film about the Titanic as I write this now. No, not that one, a black and white one. Of course, Downton Abbey fans may like this too as the series starts in just after the sinking of the Titanic….