A snapshot of historical fashion from Paris, 1908

Bella Epoque

A snapshot of historical fashion from Paris: “In the Spring of 1908, three women walked onto the Longchamp racecourse in Paris and jaws dropped. The elite society event was known for debuting the latest couture creations to the public, but no one had seen fashion quite like this before. Dressed in blue, white and havane brown creations, according to newspapers, spectators called the three women a “monstrosity”, accused them of being semi-naked and showing revolting décolletage. It was these three dresses however, which would forever change fashion that day and launch the twentieth century silhouette.”

The dresses were made by fashion designer Jeanne Margarine-Lacroix.

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