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The Edwardian Period and WWI 1900-1920 Chelsea Bell Southern Methodist University MSA 3325 Spring 2013 Gowns by Paul Poiret, 1912.

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1 The Edwardian Period and WWI Chelsea Bell Southern Methodist University MSA 3325 Spring 2013 Gowns by Paul Poiret, 1912

2 The Edwardian Period and WWI: Historical Background EnglandFranceUnited States Edward VII became King in 1901 England was involved in the Boer War in South Africa until 1902 Edward brought to the throne an emphasis on social life and fashion From 1900 to just before WWI, a political system emerged that permitted a high degree of individual freedom Paris was brimming with authors, musicians, scientists, and artists during this time. the age of optimism Forty percent of Americans now lived in urban areas The Wright brothers made the first successful flight in 1903 A twelve minute movie, The Great Train Robbery, was released

3 Undergarments The Edwardian Period and WWI:

4 Costume for Women: The S-Curve Evening gown, 1905 pigeon bodice, 1901 The Edwardian Period and WWI:

5 Costume for Women: Empire Revival and the Hobble Skirt Evening Dress, circa 1912 Evening gown by Lucile, 1912 The Edwardian Period and WWI:

6 Costume for Women: Empire Revival and the Hobble Skirt The Edwardian Period and WWI:

7 French Couture Paul Poiret Two Empire Line Evening Dresses, from Les Robes de Paul Poiret 1908 By Paul Iribe The Edwardian Period and WWI:

8 Costume for Women: World War I WWI military- inspired suit McCalls Pattern, 1915 The Edwardian Period and WWI: Evening dress, 1916

9 Costume for Women: Postwar Styles 1919 The Edwardian Period and WWI:

10 French Couture Mariano Fortuny The Delphos gown with stenciled velvet jacket The Edwardian Period and WWI:

11 Costume for Men Mens formal wear, 1909 Mens three piece suit, 1912 The Edwardian Period and WWI:

12 Fashion Illustrators Paul Iribe From Les Robes de Paul Poiret 1908 The Edwardian Period and WWI:

13 Fashion Illustrators Erté The Edwardian Period and WWI:


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