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Fashion Plate As A Painter Of Modern Life

The fashion plate is an old type of fashion media, considered to be a minor art form.  At the same time there are a plenty of discussions around the misleading historical value of the plate due to the obviously idealized images it provides. However, Charles Baudelaire, French poet and writer as much as dandy admired…

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Mysterious Luxury of Maison Goyard

Merely few years before Louis Vuitton was founded in Paris in 1854, a 17-year old François Goyard started his carrier as an apprentice at the House of Martin, specializing in box-making, trunk-making and packing, founded in 1792 and located on 233 rue Saint-Honoré since 1834. Less than ten years later, in 1852, the House would…

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“1002d Night” by Paul Poiret

Without doubt, Paul Poiret (1879-1944) with his modernity which left a great impact on the epoch of modernism, more than deserves to bear the title “The King of Fashion”. His innovations would create a long list of thrilling transformations starting with the controversial komono with uncorseted design and rounding up by the “Salon d’Antin”. However,…

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A Story of Pajamas – From Russia to Palazzo Pitti

Wearing pajamas suit in public is not any recent fashion innovation but a certain classic style that always stays chic in a right place at a right time.   In January 1960, during one of the fashion shows presented for the eyes of great society at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the “palazzo pajamas” saw…

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