During the past two generations, fashion has drawn inspiration from an array of sources. Clothes from the past have found a place among those from the present. Also, books about clothes are available. However, they were also able to watch television and take pictures in those days. Here we will explore our fashion history.

“We do not own our heritage; it belongs to its people”

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Surviving Garments in fashion history

The modern era has left behind a great deal of clothing. Fashion and Textile Museum in Paris and Victoria and Albert Museum in London are two examples. In all, there are more than 60 thousand garments and accessories in the costume institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Furthermore, wealthy families, royals, and fashion houses have preserved costumes from this era.


Luxurious nightgown and negligee came along in 1922. All are part of the costume collection at the V&A Museum in London.


1795-1799, the government was led by a committee of five people known as the director.

1799 Emperor Napoleon, a famous general, seizes power.



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The detailed paintings of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists provide valuable evidence for experts. For example, French-born painter James Tissot drew the men and women of Victorian England. In close-up.


The Frenchman Jean Ingres created portraits of french beauties in all their finery. For the U.S.A. George Bellows painted both views of the glamorous rich and a city scene showing the poor.


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Magazines such as La Belle Assemblee from London, Godey’s Lady’s Book from Philadelphia, and Le Journal des et des modes from Paris published fashion plates during the nineteenth century. During the twentieth century, they couldn’t see magazines such as Vogue. Several prints, such as those by the French illustrator Horace Vernet, can still be studied today.



Fashion photography became more common at the beginning of the twentieth century. One of the most famous historical journals was the French magazine Les Modes, published in London and New York. The magazine was one of the first to publish clothing photographs taken by an American named Man Ray. Ray contributed to Vogue and other fashion magazines. In some magazines, fashion photographs still appear, allowing experts and the general public to keep up with the latest fashion.


Early in the twentieth century, I grew up around the film industry. By the 1920s, studio locations were common in Hollywood and elsewhere since photography and film were two of the nineteenth century. Almost every field today is closely connected to the film and photography industry. 

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