Early films can sometimes tell us a lot about earlier fashions. Below is some newsreel footage taken in 1909- although it’s labeled “Paris Fashion Week 1909,” I suspect that it was simply filmed in the Spring. In this footage, you see a mix of older and newer fashions to include the Nouveau Directoire and “Delphos”/Classical Grecian styles that were coming into vogue then; designs pioneered by couturiers such as Paul Poiret and Jeanne Paquin. Enjoy!
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Well, I know one style I never want to recreate: the hobble skirt. It doesn’t look very graceful unless you’re standing in place and posing.
Of course you can cheat like Jeanne Paquin did by adding a hidden pleat or two. 😉