Monday, January 5, 2015

Parisian Fashion at The Longchamp Racecourse

All eyes were always on Paris the fashion capital of the world. And what best way for designers to show their latest creations than at the Longchamp Racecourse, in Paris France!

Designers from different countries would sent models that would sport their latest designs. And many times the designers would even use store mannequins for their display. Back then fashion designers would use women of varying sizes to demonstrate variety in their designs. There were no such thing as measurement requirements. Wasn't that fantastic!

Vogue, June 1, 1914 / Longchamp Racecourse

The following photos are taken at the Longchamp Racecourse from 1910-1920. By then women clothes had still some Victorian elements in their design, but the less constrained Edwardian style was readily embraced by women everywhere.

I wondered how much these girls were paid to wear these fantastic clothes. I know that some celebrities now are paid hefty to wear a gown like to the Oscars. Some even around half a million of dollars. Good grief!!!

Times have really changed, well a little.

Source for all these amazing photos are provided by: Gallica Bibliothèque Numérique, and On Pins and Needles . Research information Wikipedia.

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