Rare Vintage Wedding Gowns Archive. This collection has slowly evolved from collecting in France. Future Brides may gather inspiration for the design they may require for that special big day. Modern Designers are always seeking unusual features to include in their present gown design for that discerning client. Hoping this page will help the search. Latest views see bottom of the page
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From La Mode Illustree. Gown designs by Mme. Delauney, Paris.
From La Mode Illustree, Gowns by Mm. Breant-Castel. Paris. This exquisit detaild lace panel over a full skirt could be for a Ball or a Wedding
From La Mode Illustree, Gowns by Mammes. Maury et Leriche, Rue Vivienne 51. Paris Artist: Anais Tondouze.
From La Mode Illustree Gowns by Mme Breant-Castel, Paris. Artist Anais Tondouze. Could be either Church confirmation or wedding dresses.
From La Mode Illustree Gowns by Mme. Breant-Castel, Paris. Models for a ball and a spectacular white wedding, having an extra attaching back panel. Diamond shaped rushing set with ribbon and pearls.
From La Mode Illustree, Gowns by The husband of Mmme. Fladry, Paris. Three wedding hair designs of ringlets entwined with flowers.
From Journal Des Demoiselles, A fine detailed drawing at the church alter.
Often Le Petit Echo De La Mode Fashion publication had a feature front page for Wedding gowns and also some amazing center double page spreads, covering dresses for the bridesmaids, mothers and all the wedding guests. They gave wonderful full descriptions of the dresses so that they could be copied and used for the event.
This edition has wedding head-dresses, line drawings and photo’s of many styles of the 1920’s. It is printed on similar to news paper, so the quality is aged and needs to be preserved.
Wedding talk – Trying out the impact of her dress and discussing the service! The versatile style of the fitted jacket over the romantic skirt to this dress was also worn for other occasions after the wedding.. The other model has fine black voile and lace over the rich red satin of the main dress. (Rose flower arrangements).
A rare Designer is mentioned – Toilettes de Mme. MASSIEU Esther, 42..Rue Poissonniere. Paris.
Early 1900’s – In July 2012 I found this attractive black and white photograph by chance in a village in South Western France on a hot Sunday morning. It is a Postcard. The top of the dress is richly decorated with pearls and she has a lace veil.
Wedding Day Luxury
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New Wedding Gallery Update 19th June 2013
These new finds are from the Fashion Journal Petit Echo de la Mode, and are mostly from the front cover pages. During the 1920’s many gowns were designed to have a shorter length, thereby saving on expensive materials. This did not mean a sacrifice to a feeling of grand luxury, as these examples show. Perhaps a new trend for now, as some remarkable shoes are available to wear and are covered up by long gowns.