Fashions of days past for show in Durham

An exhibition opening this week at the Chester Beatty Library shows us what women were wearing at the turn of the 20th century.

12th October, 2013

An exhibition opening this week at the Chester Beatty Library shows us what women were wearing at the turn of the twentieth century. Costumes Parisiens, Fashion Plates from 1912 - 1914 features over 100 prints from one of the leading fashion magazines of the time, Journal des Dames et des Modes. The Library believes it was Chester Beatty's fashion-conscious wife, Edith Dunn who prompted him to acquire the publication. The illustrations are complemented by a...

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