This showcases the "La belle Epoque" spirit of the era during the Edwardian era. This image demonstrates the type of dress style that women wore. La belle Epoque was a period in history that lead up to WWI.
Lina Cavalieri, was considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. As a young girl, she ran from the orphanage with a theatre group, made career as a singer first in Paris and soon all around Europe. In 1900 she debuted as opera singer .
Natalia Vodianova wearing the beautiful creation that is Valentino Couture S/S 08 (from the final collection by Valentino after 45 years) in ‘Outlaw Couture’ shot by Bruce Weber for Vogue Italia March 2008 (Couture Supplement)