Paul Poiret, evening dress 1911. Poiret (1879 - 1944) dominated Belle Epoque fashion. Highly influenced by orientalism, “le Magnifique” imagined lavish designs, most incarnated by his ultimate muse, his wife, Denise.
Queen Fredrika's coronation dress worn at the coronation of St. Olav's Church April 4, 1800.
Cake-Walk or Cakewalk-- was a dance developed from the "Prize Walks" held in the late 19th century, generally at get-togethers on black slave plantations in the Southern United States. Alternative names for the original form of the dance were "chalkline-walk", and the "walk-around". At the conclusion of a performance of the original form of the dance in an exhibit at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, an enormous cake was awarded to the winning couple. Thereafter it was…
Gorgeous details on the gown and in the jewelry. Lina Cavaliere, 1910s