Thursday, July 8, 2010

Paris Fashions for June (1926)

Since I can't show you any of the photos from my trip just yet, I'm attempting to keep you entertained with scans from my vintage magazine and newspaper collection (though apparently I'm not doing a good enough job - I lost a follower yesterday!). This comes from the Sunday Express newspaper, June 6 1926.

A selection of trend-setting styles from the Galeries Lafayette collection, including an "Embroidered Voile Dress" in nine colours, an "Attractive Dress" in "quaint Flowered Cretonne", a "Sponge Cloth Dress" (which intrigues me), the "Latest Style Coat", and items of lingerie. There's also a Kimono - there was a fascination with all things Far Eastern through the 20s and 30s, which saw a huge resurgence of "Chinoiserie" embroidered shawls, and it's easy to trace influences of traditional Japanese textiles in Art Deco design.

Popular colours were white, mauve, blue, yellow, salmon, coral, bois de rose (rosewood, which I imagine to be a dusty rose beige), green and fawn. Lingerie was white, coral, pink, mauve and blue.


  1. Shame about the follower-but who need 'em? I love these vintage magazine scans, they're gorgeous!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  2. Ditto what Carys said! I love these vintage magazine posts!!


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