Gibson Girl - early 1900s Gibson Girl was the first national beauty standard for American women. Her neck was thin and her hair piled high upon her head in the contemporary bouffant, pompadour, and chignon ("waterfall of curls") fashions. The statuesque, narrow-waisted ideal feminine figure was portrayed as being at ease and stylish. She was a member of upper class society, always perfectly dressed in the latest fashionable attire appropriate for the place and time of day.

Gibson Girl - early Gibson Girl was the first national beauty standard in America. She was a member of upper class society, always perfectly dressed in the latest fashionable attire appropriate for the place and time of day.

Two-piece walking dress in wine-colored faille, Italian manufacture, c. 1900, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

I like the stronger colors. I need to figure out a way for her to look older and more worldly than Cecily, color is good. Day dress ca. 1900 From the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti via Europeana Fashion

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+  Beautiful 1900's fashion

1900 jacket and vest. Look at the bias and the stunning fit on that vest. - From Mathieu Durini's la Belle Epoque.

1901, Septembre - Les Modes Paris - Princess dress by Blanche Lebouvier

Septembre - Les Modes Paris - Princess dress by Blanche Lebouvier. Turn of the century Victorian/ Edwardian Belle Epoque fashion.

Ca. 1900. http://old-faces.tumblr.com

▫Duets▫groups of two in art and photos - Two teenage girls, early I have a picture of my grandmother wearing almost the exact outfit on the left.

The year 1908 marked the true turning point in fashion, when the stiffly corseted, heavy-bosomed ideal of the Fin-de-Siècle, with its attendant bulk of rustling underwear, finally became demodé, and the slender new twentieth century silhouette was launched. Margaine-Lacroix’s important rôle in bringing about this great fashion change, has long since been forgotten, in part due to the attention today accorded to Paul Poiret and the influence of the Ballets Russes. (text from RBKC Libraries…

Margaine-Lacroix and the dresses that shocked Paris

ladylabsinthe: “ The year 1908 marked the true turning point in fashion, when the stiffly corseted, heavy-bosomed ideal of the Fin-de-Siècle, with its attendant bulk of rustling underwear, finally.

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