Belle Epoch Summer Evening Gown, ca. 1900

1920 Cream silk chiffon with pale printed & flocked rose blossom clusters in soft colors, center front panel covered with iridescent sequins & metallic copper coils in floral motifs, embroidered net lace insets on bodice & at hem, chiffon lining.

Cléo de Mérode, French dancer of the Belle époque. Beautiful woman & clothing. #André1900

Cléo de Mérode, French dancer of the Belle époque. The HAT! high neck, leg o' mutton sleeves.

coiffures belle epoque

I adore Charles Gibson's illustrations. I definitely want to try my hand at recreating a Gibson girl look.

La Fermette Marbeuf is a renowned restaurant located in the heart of Paris, near the illustrious Champs-Elysees. Created in 1898 by the young architect Émile Hurtré and the artist Jules C. Wielhorski,

Stunning Belle Epoque Restaurant in Paris

Champs Elysees District - La Fermette Marbeuf is a renowned restaurant located in the heart of Paris rue Marbeuf), near the illustrious Champs-Elysees. Created in 1898 by the young architect Émile Hurtré and the artist Jules C.

Wonderful Belle Epoque Evening Dress, c. 1911. By Callot Soeurs, love the combination of textures and fabrics

Evening Dress - c. 1911 - by Callot Soeurs (French, active - Silk, cotton, metallic thread, metal beads

Paris, turn of the century... Belle Epoque

Art Deco The incredible grand staircase of the French Lines, SS Paris. The intricacy of her 1921 post Jacobean, Tudor, Palladian but not quite Art Deco or Nouveau interior still far surpasses any of these so called "luxury" cruise ships we have today.

Sanctuaries, Dreams and Shadows: Lina Cavalieri - le Belle Epoque beauty and Italian Opera Star

Sanctuaries, Dreams and Shadows: Lina Cavalieri - le Belle Epoque beauty and Italian Opera Star. I'll bet she broke a few hearts along the way.

Polaire was the stage name used by French singer and actress Émilie Marie Bouchaud (May 14, 1874 – October 14, 1939). Born in Algeria - Throughout her career Polaire was skilled in using her appearance to attract attention. In her early days as a café singer in the 1890s she wore very short skirts and also cropped her hair, fashions that did not become common in the rest of society until the 1920s.

“Actress Emilie Marie Bouchaud, aka Polaire, was well known for her dramatic and often shocking appearance.

CHARLES WORTH CUT VELVET GOWN, PARIS, c. 1908 Plum velvet cut to chiffon, lace bodice & undersleeves, wide velvet sash, trained skirt

Circa 1908 plum velvet cut to chiffon gown by Jean-Philippe Worth (incorrectly attributed to Charles Worth), Paris. Via Augusta Auctions.

Champagne silk velvet and platinum & gold embroidered tulle Belle Epoque inspired wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design

Silk Velvet Wedding Dress in a Belle Epoque Inspired Style

Champagne silk velvet and platinum & gold embroidered tulle Belle Epoque inspired wedding dress by Joanne Fleming Design

Cartier Aigrette bandeau, 1919.  Designed as a pierced circular cut diamond band set in platinum with lancet centre.

In the Belle Epoque, aigrette tiaras became the rage in women’s fashion. They were inspired by the egret feathers and jewels that Ottoman emperors wore on their turbans. Cartier used this as inspiration to make aigrette tiaras such as this one.

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