1. Another early Schiaparelli trompe-l’oeil sweater, this one from the summer of 1928.
I love this one! It’s the epitome of sporty, jazz age fashion.

    Another early Schiaparelli trompe-l’oeil sweater, this one from the summer of 1928.

    I love this one! It’s the epitome of sporty, jazz age fashion.

  2. This cute hand-knitted sweater with a trompe-l’oeil bow was the piece that launched Elsa Schiaparelli’s fashion career.
She made the sweater for herself in 1927 and soon afterward wore it to a society luncheon where it caused quite the sensation. She soon received numerous requests from other attendees to make copies of the sweater available for purchase. Her business soon grew enough for her to open a salon. The rest is fashion history.

    This cute hand-knitted sweater with a trompe-l’oeil bow was the piece that launched Elsa Schiaparelli’s fashion career.

    She made the sweater for herself in 1927 and soon afterward wore it to a society luncheon where it caused quite the sensation. She soon received numerous requests from other attendees to make copies of the sweater available for purchase. Her business soon grew enough for her to open a salon. The rest is fashion history.

  3. Very smart winter overcoats for boys from the Fall 1919 Sears catalog.

    Very smart winter overcoats for boys from the Fall 1919 Sears catalog.

  4. Vivid checks, stripes and plaids were the popular textile patterns for dresses in the late-1910s. This page of girls’ dresses is from the Spring 1919 Sears catalog.

    Vivid checks, stripes and plaids were the popular textile patterns for dresses in the late-1910s. This page of girls’ dresses is from the Spring 1919 Sears catalog.

  5. Bold colors and patterns were in style for dresses in the late-1910s. This page of girls’ dresses in from the Spring 1919 Sears catalog.

    Bold colors and patterns were in style for dresses in the late-1910s. This page of girls’ dresses in from the Spring 1919 Sears catalog.

  6. An adorable girl’s dress from the cover of the May 1919 issue of The Delineator magazine.

    An adorable girl’s dress from the cover of the May 1919 issue of The Delineator magazine.

  7. Bold plaids were considered especially fashionable in the late-1910s. This ad for Amory, Browne & co. fabrics ran in the April 1919 edition of The Delineator.

    Bold plaids were considered especially fashionable in the late-1910s. This ad for Amory, Browne & co. fabrics ran in the April 1919 edition of The Delineator.

  8. Adorable girls’ fancy dress costumes from a 1926 French fashion magazine. The beetle and the chick in the egg are absolutely precious.

    Adorable girls’ fancy dress costumes from a 1926 French fashion magazine. The beetle and the chick in the egg are absolutely precious.

  9. A luxurious ‘Queen of Sheba’ fancy dress costume designed by Mon Pascaud in 1926.

    A luxurious ‘Queen of Sheba’ fancy dress costume designed by Mon Pascaud in 1926.

  10. Turkish and ‘Oriental’ themed parties remained popular through the 1920s, especially with the upper class. This adorable “Young Princess of Lotusland” costume was made for a little girl in France in 1926.

    Turkish and ‘Oriental’ themed parties remained popular through the 1920s, especially with the upper class. This adorable “Young Princess of Lotusland” costume was made for a little girl in France in 1926.