| Edwardian Splendor
The first decade of the 20th
Century formed a bridge between Victorian formality and Edwardian
excess. The popular S curve silhouette and trailing hemlines allowed
little freedom of movement beyond the home, and the corseted Gibson
Girl was the feminine ideal. Popular designers from the previous
period continued producing collections, including Doucet, Paquin,
the Callot Sisters, Redfern, and the house of Worth.
Web Sites | Books
Web Sites about The First Decade of Fashion
20th Century Fashion History - The 1900s http://www.costumegallery.com/1900.html#1900Ladies
A collection of links from 1900-1910 from the Costume Gallery,
specializing in period fashion with an on-line library for sale
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. A wonderful resource.
Corset Web Sites
Information on creating modern corsets using vintage method
with tips on wearing and lacing them.
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Books About the First Decade in 20th Century Fashion
clicking on these titles will take you to the Amazon web
site, where you can read more reviews or purchase the book, supporting
A Guiness Superlatives Guide to 20th Century Fashion
by David Bond
Bond's guide has useful photos, compelling content, and
clear, descriptive captions. This makes it easy to get a sense
of each decade just by flipping through. Even though a guy wrote
it, the book has a feminist point of view and fashion is examined
in relation to women's social roles. This guide was written
in 1981 so ends in the seventies, but it is still a classic.
Fashions 1909 - 1920 As Pictured in Sears Catalogs
Edited by Jo Anne Olian
This paperback volume is a quick visual reference featuring
reproduced catalog pages .
The Sears, Roebuck Catalog 1902 Edition
Introduction by Cleveland Amory
Provides a complete view of he first decade's clothing and
culture including reproduced catalog pages with items for men,
women and children. It's the most comprehensive resource of
what was available and for how much.
and Vintage Clothing: A Dating and valuation of Women's Clothing
by Jo Ann Haug
This guide helps date items from your collection. Short
historical overviews and rare outfits make this guide easy use
and helpful. Old photos of folks in everyday wear add interest.
I also liked the quiz to test what you've learned from the book.
and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey
by Allison Gernsheim
Comments on fashion changes from one century to another
are examined, including what influenced these changes. There
is a bibliography for further reading and many well researched
photos and captions. Even seasoned collectors will learn something.
a Fashion: by Fran Grimble
This illustrated guide shows how to restore, reproduce and
wear vintage clothing with overviews of each period and resources
for more research. Includes tips on what to buy, how to alter
older clothing to fit, and basic sewing techniques for repairing
vintage items. A great resource for advanced collectors interested
in the technical side of vintage clothing.
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
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Videos About the First 20th Century Decade in Fashion
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