For more than thirty years I have been collecting photographs that illustrate the changing silhouette of fashion beginning in the 1850s and continuing through most of the twentieth century. The majority of the photographs in the Timeline Archive are firmly dated, that is , inscribed with a date by the sitter or photographer.The Fashion Timeline is an archive of thousands of photographs, the majority firmly dated, chosen to illustrate changes in silhouette beginning in the 1850s continuing to 2000 and also to provide a photographic glossary of fashion terms.  Included are professional fashion photographs, professional photographs of anonymous yet fashionable sitters, early examples of street fashion photography and charmingly casual snapshots.



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Dorota Liczbinska-Bates

1912 Jupe Culotte

1912 best guess. Jupe culotte with two-tone tucked legs underneath a tunic with surplice bodice, soft chiffon blouse with sailor collar, corsage of silk roses. Toque with sprays of bird-of-paradise feathers. Long gloves, ostrich fan. Photographer: possibly G. Agié, unstamped. A large group of similar photographs, taken at the races and in other outdoor locations in and around Paris, are stamped: G. Agié. 3