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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Sunday, May 12, 2013

La Mode Illustree - Victorian Fashion Plates

Beautiful 19th Century Victorian Era Fashion plates from the Parisian magazine La Mode Illustree.
From the most popular French fashion periodical of the late 19th century, exquisitely detailed, hand-colored plates depicting an incredible array of stylish clothing for women in 1886: day dresses, formal wear, visiting dresses, ball gowns, traveling outfits, much more. Also, elegant accessories plus a selection of fashionable clothing for children.

Useful archives of fashion plates. These detailed black-and-white engravings give an excellent overview of cutting-edge French fashion for women and children from 1860 through 1914. Since French fashion set the style for the rest of Europe and North America, it's a good sourcebook for them too. These are fashion plates, and the models are impossibly proportioned and impossibly elegant.

"La Mode Illustree"

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