Who was Ninette?

Who was Ninette?
Who was Ninette? A few years ago I spotted a series of rather simple, yet wonderful adverts that appeared in several theatre programmes from the early 1920s for the fashion house of Ninette. With two outlets in London at 47 Cranbourne Street and 79 Shaftesbury Avenue, Ninette was rather well placed. But who was Ninette? […]

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Mae West and the gowns for She Done Him Wrong (1933) the film version of Diamond Lil (1928)

Mae West and the gowns for She Done Him Wrong (1933) the film version of Diamond Lil (1928)
Le style Mae West, c’est magnifique! The gowns for She Done Him Wrong (1933) the film version of Diamond Lil (1928) Mae West’s gowns for She Done Him Wrong (1933), the film version of Diamond Lil (1928), seemingly caused a sensation at the time. But what is the story behind them? And who created them?

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The Artistry of Jean Peron Couture

The Artistry of Jean Peron Couture
The Artistry of Jean Peron Couture Jean Peron Couture was a thriving couture establishment with outlets in Paris and London that flourished in the Jazz Age. During the 1920s Peron received glowing praise for its gowns in publications such as The Queen and The Times and The Era announced in one feature that ‘Peron prides […]

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British Couture vs. Paris Couture

British Couture vs. Paris Couture
British Couture vs. Paris Couture It has always been accepted that Paris was and still is the centre of haute couture; and that Parisian couturiers were and still are the most artistic and innovative. This is largely true, but what is often not stressed enough is that during the Jazz Age many of the major […]

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