Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Le Petit Echo De La Mode, No. 22 of 1930

This is a chic French version of all those little sewing magazines available in the English-speaking world.  

Though it is often said that fashions changed radically at the end of the 1920s (just in time for the Wall Street Crash and the start of the Great Depression!) it can be seen from this picture that plenty of style elements from the 1920s lingered on into the new decade.  The fashionable silhouette is still fairly straight and the models' heads are still covered with close-fitting hats.  Moreover, while the waist is belted in its "natural" position, the skirt descends from a yoke at the hips, echoing of the dropped waistline of the previous decade.

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