Continuing the French theme from my last post, I turn now to La Mode.
La Mode is a charming little French magazine from the 1920′s; this issue from May 1922 is now very brittle and every time I open it I am afraid I’m going to tear the fragile pages. The pages are so thin that the ink from illustrations on the back of each page bleed through the text on the front. Yet the magazine is exquisite. I can almost hear vintage French piano music playing as I gaze at the ads and the drawings.
Above is the colorful front cover, featuring one of the longer dresses of the early 1920′s. I am also sharing some other great excerpts from this issue of La Mode: dressmaking patterns, a fashion plate, and an embroidery pattern. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into vintage French fashion as much as I do.