Vintage American Fashion Lithographs by Mme. Demorest (1880s)

Ellen Louise Demorest (1824 – 1898) was a US fashion arbiter. She was a successful milliner, widely credited for inventing mass-produced tissue-paper dressmaking patterns.

With her husband, William Jennings Demorest, she established a company to sell the patterns, which were adaptations of the latest French fashions, and a magazine to promote them (1860).

Her dressmaking patterns made French styles accessible to ordinary women, thus greatly influencing US fashion.

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Fashion lithograph from Mme. Demorest’s reliable patterns from the 1880’s. The Print shows 3 young women in daytime fashion of the day via

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Fashion lithograph from Mme. Demorest’s reliable patterns, circa 1880-1890’s. It shows a front and back view of the model gervaise basque – gwendoline skirt with adjustable train via

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Fashion lithograph from Mme. Demorest’s reliable patterns, circa 1880-1890’s. It depicts 3 children in fashion of the day via

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Two Well-dressed Victorian Couples by Pierre-Louis Pierson (1870s)

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Pierre-Louis Pierson, Young Couple (Circle of Duc d’Aumale), 1870s, France via

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Pierre-Louis Pierson, Military Officer and Woman (Circle of Duc d’Aumale), 1870s, France via

Costumes de Théâtre by Redfern (1908)

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Exposition à l’Hôtel des Modes. Photograph in Les Modes : Revue mensuelle illustrée des arts décoratifs appliqués à la femme, 1908 via

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Exposition à l’Hôtel des Modes. Photograph in Les Modes : Revue mensuelle illustrée des arts décoratifs appliqués à la femme , 1908 via

Famous Belle Epoque Actress Eve Lavallière Being Fashionable in “Les Modes”

Ève Lavallière was born at 8 rue Champ-de-Mars in Toulon. Her birth was not desired, and she was placed, up to school age, with a local family of peasants. At school age, however, she was enrolled by her parents in a private school of excellent reputation. After the death of her parents in tragic circumstances, and after running away from home. she arrived, as a teenager, in Paris. She became an actress renowned in the Belle Époque, including the Théâtre des Variétés in Paris.

Later she became a noteworthy Catholic penitent and member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

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Eve Lavallière dressed in Jenny. Les Modes, May 1914 via

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Eve Lavallière in Les Modes, 1902 (dresses for the comedy Les Deux Ecoles) via

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Eve Lavallière in Les Modes, 1902 (dresses for the comedy Les Deux Ecoles) via

Silhouettes Parisiennes, Wonderful Belle Epoque Fashion Images by Freres Neurdein (ca. 1910s)

The brothers Neurdein, Etienne and Louis, had a studio in Paris from 1863 until just before the outbreak of WWI. Etienne Neurdein stayed primarily in Paris, producing local projects, portraits in the studio, and photographing art entries at the Salon de Paris from which many lovely postcards were produced, while his brother Louis traveled widely, spending much of his time in Algeria. Silhouettes Parisiennes was probably produced by Etienne Neurdein.

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Silhouettes Parisiennes by Freres Neurdein, circa 1910s via

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Silhouettes Parisiennes by Freres Neurdein, circa 1910s via

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Silhouettes Parisiennes by Freres Neurdein, circa 1910s via

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Silhouettes Parisiennes by Freres Neurdein, circa 1910s via

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Silhouettes Parisiennes by Freres Neurdein, circa 1910s via

Late Victorian Fancy Dress: The Devonshire House Ball in 1897

The Devonshire House Costume Ball of 1897 was one of the most anticipated social events of 1897. To stress the importance of th magnificent affair, the London Photographic Firm Lafayette was invited to take studio-style photographs of the guests in their costumes, which ranged from mythical goddesses, figures from paintings, and historical kings and queens.

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The Duke of York, later King George V (1865-1936), as “The Queen’s Champion” and the Duchess of York, later Queen Mary (1867-1953)  as “a Lady at the Court of Marguerite de Valois” at the Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball 1897.

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Frances Evelyn (Daisy), the countess of Warwick, chose Marie Antoinette as her costume for the elegant and highly anticipated evening. The costume, made by Worth of Paris, was studded with real diamonds and used both gold and antique lace.

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Lady Randolph Churchill (1854-1921), née Jennie Jerome in a Worth Parisian Costume, as Empress Theodora, while attending the Devonshire House Ball, in 1897.

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Consuelo Marlborough (née Vanderbilt), dressed for the Devonshire House Ball in 1897.

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Mary Teresa (‘Daisy’) (Cornwallis-West), Princess of Pless dressed as Queen of Sheba for the Devonshire House Ball

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Miss Goelet as Scheherazade

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The ethereal beauty of Mrs J Graham Menzies in the role of Titania, Queen of the Fairies

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Fashion at Longchamp 1912 by Seeberger Frères

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Seeberger Frères (Jules Louis, Henri) – Fashion at the Longchamp Racetrack, France (1912)

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Seeberger Frères (Jules Louis, Henri) – Fashion at the Longchamp Racetrack, France (1912)

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Seeberger Frères (Jules Louis, Henri) – Fashion at the Longchamp Racetrack, France (1912)

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