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by Lanajean Vecchione
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The new woman was uncorseted
and colorful, influenced by the free movements of dance and automobiles.
Necks were exposed, waistlines dropped, hats became smaller, and
hemlines hovered above ankles in a long straight line. Influential
designers included Poiret, Lanvin, Fortuny and Vionnet.
Web Sites | Books
Web Sites about Teens Fashions and Culture
Timeline of Costume History - The 1910s
This link list will tell you where else to go for teens
fashion information. It is simply the best place to conduct
a search when there's little time.
Vintage Pattern Lending Library
A collection of over 800 antique sewing and needlework patterns
covering periods of 1870 - the late 1940s. Only members may
check out patterns, but paying the fee allows free check out,
discounts on pattern purchases, and the chance to check out
more than one pattern at time. From the teen patterns include
those from rare French fashion magazines and British fashion
patterns. This is a fantastic idea.
The Canadian Virtual Museum - Virtual Fashion Hat Exhibition
This site offers various exhibits including one feature
on fashionable hats from 1890 -1920. It offers a history with
photos, including some rare examples of menžs hats.
The Hulton Getty Gallery
A great place to view images for browsing or downloading.
Commercial users must pay but students can use images for free
under certain guidelines. he entire collection can be browsed
by subject, year, and category and all photos included dates.
A wonderful resource.
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Books About Teens Fashions and Culture
Authentic French Fashions
By Joanne Oiian
Illustrated sketches of twenties style fashions. A quick
visual reference for all ages.
The Wonderful World of Ladies Fashion 1850-1920
Edited by Joseph J. Schroeder, Jr.
This out-of-print gem is available in libraries or from
book dealers. It spans five decades but the best section offers
70 pages black and white line drawings from catalogs dating
1910-1920. These show details not normally found, including
descriptions of vintage fabrics and original retail prices.
An excellent visual reference for stylists, designers or students
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