Monday, April 29, 2019

May 2019 Fashion Coverage

Sneak Peek May 2019 fashion covers, showcasing actresses Scarlett Johansson for "As If", Lily Collins, "The Observer", Jessica Chastain, "Vanity Fair" (US), Sophie Turner,"Harper's Bazaar" (UK), Marion Cotillard, "Madame Figaro", Vanessa Paradis, "Harper's Bazaar" (Ukraine), Uma Thurman, "Vanity Fair" (Italia), Anne Hathaway, "Modern Luxury Boston Common", Karen Gillan, "1883", Cara Delevingne,"Vogue" (Korea), Emilia Clarke, "Vogue" (España), Nina Dobrev, "Story & Rain" and Milla Jovovich for "Elle" (Italia):

"The history of fashion design refers to the development of the fashion industry, based around firms or fashion houses run by individual designers...

"...started in the 19th century by Charles Frederick Worth, who from 1858 was the first designer...

" have his label sewn into garments he created.

"Before the mid-19th century the division between 'haute couture' and 'ready-to-wear' did not exist. 

"All but the most basic major pieces of female clothing were made-to-measure by dressmakers and seamstresses dealing directly with the client.

"The clothes were based on printed designs from Paris. Seamstresses would interpret these patterns, inspired by fashionable figures at court.

"Though there had been distribution of dressed dolls from France since the 16th century and Abraham Bosse had produced engravings of fashion in the 1620's, the pace of change picked up in the 1780's with the increased publication of French engravings illustrating the latest Paris styles.

"Around the start of the 20th century, fashion magazines began to include photographs and became even more influential, greatly sought-after, having a profound effect on public taste. 

"Talented illustrators - among them Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape, Erté and George Barbier - drew attractive fashion plates for these publications...

"...which covered the most recent developments in fashion and beauty. 

The most famous of these magazines was 'La Gazette du Bon Ton'...

"...founded in 1912 by Lucien Vogel and regularly published until 1925.

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