Be it on the political, economical, or social scale, Europe’s 19th century was revolutionary and fashion was not spared the changes!
Silhouettes became alternately: slender, as inspired by Ancient Greece ; closed in corset, influenced by the rules of the bourgeoisie; masculine; then burdened by the return of the crinoline party dress. Fashion’s creativity expanded and broadened with the emergence of democracy, the birth of the textile industry and the invention of the sewing machine. And the first department stores appeared.
Partner(s) : Angus Films - Arte France
Broadcaster(s) : Arte - Planête - RTBF
Director(s) : Philippe Allante
Author(s) : Florence Müller, Philippe Allante
Year : 2007Duration : 52 minutes