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Fashion In The Downton Abbey Era

Charming little film from 1929 of a London Dress ( mannequin) show in the famous Great Cumberland Place.Lots of Fashion houses resided there in the 1920's. All very #Downton !

Les Modes - January 1914 Robe de diner - Doeuillet. #Downton #Fashion

Remind you of Lady Edith ? ......... Edward Steichen - Vogue 1925 - Jean Patou. #Downton #Fashion #LadyEdith

Robes-et-Femmes-1913-Satirical-Fashion-Book. Though not as often remembered as his contemporary artists like George Barbier, Paul Iribe, Charles Martin and Andre-Edouard Marty – these illustrations remind us over a century later of how the “new modes” from Parisian designers were caused quite a stir. The designs are Sacchettis own, but are clearly poking fun at the outlandish feathered and turbaned styles of a certain Paul Poiret. #Downton #Fashion #Era

The Top Paris-Fashion-Designers-of-the-1920s - The huge influence of Paris designers in th 1920s like Poiret,Patou,Molyneux, Chanel, Lanvin, Lelong, Callot Soeurs and Vionnet cannot be underestimated. But there were more factors at work other than the whims of clothing designers. The 1920′s was a cultural revolution! #Downton #Fashion #Era

1928-Designer-Evening-Dresses-Photos by-Edward-Steichen. Evening-wear was the domain of the great designers. Madeleine Vionnet popularized the bias cut, where a woven fabric, mainly silk, was cut at a 45 degree angle to its major seam lines, allowing the fabric to hang and drape in sinuous folds and stretch over the contours of a woman’s figure. The beauty of the bias cut, was that the dress could be pulled on and off with ease. #Downton #Fashion #Era

Coco-Chanel-suits-Paris-1926 1920’s Day Wear The middy blouse, which American women had for some time found practical, had arrived in Europe in 1917 along with the American troops. Its impact was considerable, inspiring practical young designers like Coco Chanel to incorporate jersey and other traditionally male fabrics, to create the first genuine casual clothing for European women. #Downton #Fashion

Jeanne-Lanvin - Paris Designer The two popular silhouettes of the early 1920s – the 'robe de style' – and the emerging ‘garconne’ look. At the start of the decade the couture designs from Paris drew mostly from historical lines, with nipped waists and billowing skirts – called Robe de Style ( a trend that was to be repeated in the 1950s). #Downton #Fashion #Era

The Evolution of the 1920s Silhouette- Leaving behind once and for all the ‘ S ‘ bend corset look of the Edwardian age, it was only natural that the modernist influenced lines of the 1920’s would go to a polar opposite of – no curves at all, straight figure, flat chests and boyish look. It was a battle between the feminine and the modernist. #Downton #Fashion

Long before the name of Jimmy Choo or Prada became synonymous with women’s shoe fashions – the two names which every woman of means sought out in fashionable shoes during the 1920’s were André Perugia and Salvatore Ferragamo. #Downton #Fashion #Era

The fringy mini-dress- so often seen as the typical evening gown from the 1920s, is a popular misconception brought about by the 1960s revival of certain 1920s fads. In fact the normal hemline rose to just below the knee. This hem height was particularly favoured by women as they enjoyed the freedom and swishing feeling against their legs. #Downton #Fashion