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By Philippe Jullian

The concept of the Belle Époque emerged within the final half the 19th century from the dream and the truth of the grandiose plans of Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann for the transformation of Paris. Paris was once the heart of the motion. No urban has ever been so good prepared to obtain the realm and, certainly, it did. Czars, emperors, kings, maharajahs, and princes; the gratin and the nouveaux riches; heiresses and heart eu bankers; anarchists and apaches—all the realm rubbed shoulders and filed out and in of this ultimate and excellent urban. "The urban of Light"—the dappled shadows of chestnut bushes at the extensive boulevards and probably never-ending avenues—splendid horses, shining and glamorous, with their proprietors sitting in beautiful carriages exhibiting audacious faces and beautiful parasols—outdoor cafés and gorgeous eating places surrounded by way of forests within the Bois de Boulogne—"the Bois" the place kids have been taken for tea wearing lace and velvet and the place well-known demi-mondaines, lovely cocottes, grandes dames, and the wealthy males who maintained them flocked within the night amid the beauty of perfumed furs, lengthy gloves, and large hats. do not forget that this used to be the time while girls first dined in eating places and, as they have been in public, they constantly wore hats. a lot used to be happening.

The Belle Époque catalogue followed a 1982 exhibition of a similar identify fastened via The dress Institute on the Metropoiltan Museum of artwork. contains an essay through Philippe Jullian and illustrations chosen by means of Diana Vreeland. [This e-book was once initially released in 1982 and has long gone out of print. This version is a print-on-demand model of the unique book.]

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