Fashion, 1912

Le Frou-Frou. humor/fashion magazine, 1912
Le Frou-Frou, humor/fashion magazine, 1912

I love to post pictures of the clothes and accessories of the day (see Women’s Fashion, Spring 1911). It helps me stay closer to the subject, my grandmother!  The highly structured corsets and clothing of the Victorian era were being replaced by looser, less structured clothing and undergarments for women. As I mentioned in last year’s posting, the French clothing designer Paul Poiret was highly influential during the first two decades of the 20th century. Perhaps he was inspired by art nouveau ideals of women, especially as depicted by Alphonse Mucha — loose flowing hair and loose, sometimes exotic clothing. I hope you enjoy these pictures and fashion plates from 1912.

Journal des dames, 1912
Journal des dames, 1912
Edouard Touraine. L'homme elegant. 1912
Edouard Touraine. L’homme elegant. 1912
Two unknown women c.1912
Two unknown women c.1912
Country dress 1912
Country dress 1912
1912 catalog
1912 catalog
French fashion plate 1912
French fashion plate 1912

 

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1912

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La Mode Practique, Mars 1912
La Mode Practique, Mars 1912
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1912
1912 fashion plate
1912 fashion plate

 

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