“ This 1989 exhibition of the Brooklyn Museum was called The Opulent Era: Fashions of Worth, Doucet and Pingat, and featured many exquisite works from the greatest couture houses of la belle époque. ” The exhibition book is splendid!
Vintage Colore C Belle Epoque. The Belle Époque or La Belle Époque (French pronunciation: [bɛlepɔk]; French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in French history that is conventionally dated as starting in 1890 and ending when World War I began in
This showcases the "La belle Epoque" spirit of the era during the Edwardian era. This image demonstrates the type of dress style that women wore. La belle Epoque was a period in history that lead up to WWI.
1913 VELVET BELLE EPOCH GOWN with JEWELED BODICE. Purple panne silk, silk lace V-neck bodice asymmetrically draped in gold metallic mesh, high-jeweled midriff band with butterfly, hobble skirt layered over short train.
Day dresses, Lamp shade or tunic styles. An elongated top over a tight skirt. Note the change from Gibson Girl fashion at the turn of the century. Art Nouveau slim, trailing gowns are coming into fashion.
1920 Cream silk chiffon with pale printed & flocked rose blossom clusters in soft colors, center front panel covered with iridescent sequins & metallic copper coils in floral motifs, embroidered net lace insets on bodice & at hem, chiffon lining.