Fashion history comes alive with these 1940s images.
These wonderful fashion design pictures are from a 1946 Tailleur Luxe
Trade Magazine. The magazine aimed to give general tailors an idea of a good
fashion line of the day. This particular Tailleur edition contained 20
pages with 40 individual drawings. Each of these 12 plates below mostly show 2 versions
of the same pattern cut - perhaps a jacket and skirt or dress and a full to
knee coat using the same pattern cutting lines. These images
truly illustrate fashion history of the 1940s. The costume history of 1949
All thumbnail images enlarge into A4 size pages for personal use only
printing and study. I've cleaned any background clutter so you can
really see the silhouette and fashion detailing.
brief description of 1946 fashion changes in the front of the book with
these images is in
French so has limited meaning to me. However from the French I can
understand I would say the fashion plates more than speak for themselves and
confirm the text with its references to corsages, godets and complicated cutting.
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