Paris

Shopping in Belle Epoque Paris

We’ve already run down a list of the basic sartorial necessities of a society woman in a previous post, where the author laments the “The Impossibility of Dressing on £1000 a Year“, but now we follow the Edwardian woman on her annual shopping trip to Paris. Most titled women reserved trips to Paris as a …

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Fashion

London & Paris Fashions: September 1902

It is distinctly depressing to contemplate the purchase of warm garments for cool days before the summer has left us; and though in September we may reasonably expect a. short spell of what is known as an Indian summer, we are obliged to take cool mornings and evenings into consideration. September is essentially a holiday …

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Fashion

La Modes à Longchamp

The races at Longchamp marked the end of the Parisian social season and like its English counterpart–Ascot–it was the place to see and be seen and also to show off the latest summer fashions (the races at Auteuil was where Parisian couturiers showed its autumn modes). Toilettes féminines aux courses de Longchamp, 1911-1914 – La …

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