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Delicate Dresses by Coco Chanel 1920s

‘Fashion designer Coco Chanel, born August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France, is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits and little black dresses. Chanel was raised in an orphanage and taught to sew. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes shop in 1910. In the 1920s, she launched her first perfume and eventually introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress, with an emphasis on making clothes that were more comfortable for women. She died on January 10, 1971.’

http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/

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Magic by Hellstern & Sons

Shoes by Hellstern & Sons, ca. 1920.

Shoes by Hellstern & Sons, ca. 1920-1928.

‘Salomé’ Casual Shoes, Hellstern & Sons, Paris, ca. 1920-1928.

‘The House of Hellstern was founded by Louis Hellstern in Paris in 1870 at 29 July street and closer to 1900 was transfered to Place Vendome, 23.  Three sons – Maurice, Charles and Henry – actively participated in company activity and under their directorship the design of the shoes became extravagant and sometimes even extreme.’

 

 

 

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Dreams to Reality – House of Worth

Stunning turn of the century ball gown by the House of Worth.

Evening gown from the House of Worth, 1895.

Evening dress by the House of Worth, 1898-1900, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

‘The House of Worth was a French house of high fashion that specialized in haute couture, ready-to-wear clothes, and perfumes. The historic house was founded in 1858 by designer Charles Frederick Worth. It continued to operate under his descendants until 1952 but finally closed in 1956. The House of Worth brand was revived in 1999.

http://www.worthparis.com/