Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Paris Fashion Paper Dolls & Designer Styles 1919-1939 by Brenda Sneathen Mattox
A fascinating period of history -- so many cultural and societal changes between the two wars. Brenda does a wonderful job of capturing how fashion evolved with her beautiful artwork and her devotion to historical details. You can order the book at paperdollreview.com
Paris Fashion Paper Dolls & Designer Styles 1919-1939.....$12
by Brenda Sneathen Mattox
Probably the period of greatest change in 20th century fashion took place between the two world wars. Women finally threw off the tyranny of the corset, heavy skirts and layers of underwear to embrace the freedom of 1920s and 30s styles. And Paris designers enjoyed creating looks inspired by new art movements such as Art Deco and Surrealism.
This wonderful book by Brenda Sneathen Mattox offers two dolls and 16 outfits all based on Paris fashions from 1918 to 1939 including designs by Lelong, Lanvin, Callot Soeurs, Fortuny, Poiret, Chanel, Vionnet, Patou, Delaunay, Salvador Dali and Schiaparelli. A real treat for fans of the Downton Abbey era of fashion.