Geneviève Lantelme (ca. 1900s)

Geneviève “Ginette” Lantelme (born 1883) was a French stage actress, socialite, fashion icon, and courtesan.

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Geneviève Lantelme, ca. 1900s via

Twiggy Wearing 1960s Street Fashion

Twiggy is best remembered as one of the first international supermodels and a fashion icon of the 1960s. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s 2009 catalogue of Style: Model as Muse Embodying Fashion stated that:

“Twiggy’s adolescent physique was the perfect frame for the androgynous styles that began to emerge in the 1960s. The trend was manifested in a number of templates: sweet A-line dresses with collars and neckties, suits and dresses that took their details from military uniforms, or, in the case of Yves Saint Laurent, an explicit transposition of the male tuxedo to women. Simultaneously, under the rubric of ‘unisex’, designs that were minimalistic, including Nehru suits and space-agey jumpsuits, were proposed by designers such as Pierre Cardin and Andre Courreges, and, most famously in the U.S.A., by Rudi Gernreich.”

Twiggy has been photographed by such noted photographers as Cecil Beaton, Richard Avedon, Melvin Sokolsky, Ronald Traeger, Bert Stern, Norman Parkinson, Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel.

by Lewis Morley, bromide fibre print, 1965

Twiggy by Lewis Morley, bromide fibre print, 1965 via

by Lewis Morley, toned bromide print, 1965

Twiggy by Lewis Morley, bromide fibre print, 1965 via

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Twiggy by Jim Gray, 1960 via

Vintage Photos feat. Daisy Fellowes

Daisy Fellowes, the Hon. Mrs. Reginald Fellowes (née Marguerite Séverine Philippine Decazes de Glücksberg, (1890-1962)), was a Singer Sewing Machine heiress who, gifted with both wealth and beauty, became a celebrated 20th-century society figure. Fellowes was one of the most daring fashion plates of the 20th century, arguably the most important patron of the surrealist couturier Elsa Schiaparelli and a friend of the jeweller Suzanne Belperron. Her fashion icon status made her the Paris Editor of American Harper’s Bazaar. 

She married twice. Her first husband either died of influenza or comitted suicide – as a result of his homosexuality having been exposed.

Her second husbond was the Hon. Reginald Ailwyn Fellowes (1884–1953). He was a banker cousin of Winston Churchill and the son of William Fellowes, 2nd Baron de Ramsey. They had one child.

Daisy Fellowes was also a minor novelist and poet. She was notorious for her blunt observations and few escaped her notice or her acidic tongue. Of her first children, she once said, “The eldest, Emmeline, is like my first husband only a great deal more masculine; the second, Isabelle, is like me without guts; [and] the third, Jacqueline, was the result of a horrible man called Lischmann ….”

Daisy Fellowes by Man Ray, 1926 via

Daisy Fellowes by John Singer Sargent, 1910’s via

Daisy Fellowes, wearing Schiaparelli, 1933 via

Daisy Fellowes wearing Schiaparelli via

A Colection of Photos Featuring Belle Epoque Beauty Genevieve Lantelme

Geneviève “Ginette” Lantelme (Mathilde Hortense Claire Fossey, b. 1883) was a French stage actress, socialite, fashion icon, and courtesan. She frequently collaborated with Madeleine Vionnet and Jeanne Paquin, two prominent French fashion designers of her day, to produce her memorable clothing ensembles. Lantelme was also known for her voluminous hats, as can be seen in the postcards and other images of her that are collected to this day.

Considered by her contemporaries to be one of the most beautiful women of the Belle Epoque, she is remembered for the mysterious circumstances of her death: on the night of July 24/25, 1911, she fell from the yacht of her husband, Alfred Edwards.

The official verdict was that the actress had drowned as the result of a tragic accident. However, many people speculated that Edwards had murdered his wife. In the autumn of 1911, two French newspapers, La Depéche Parlementaire and La Griffe, published their accusation that Edwards had murdered Lantelme; Edwards sued the publication for libel and won, although both newspapers escaped severe punishment.

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Geneviève Lantelme in a big hat, photo circa 1910 via

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Geneviève Lantelme by Reutlinger, photo circa 1902 via

Ginette Lantelme /Genevieve Lantelme-1910

Geneviève Lantelme, photo circa 1910 via

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Genevieve Lantelme in Madeleine Vionnet’s déshabillé, designed in 1907 at Maison Doucet via