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French Culture through Fashion: Home

Prepared in connection with Masano Yamashita's course's FREN 3300.


This guide will walk you through the different resources the University Libraries offer to connect you with French culture through fashion.

Image shows a dress by French designer Madeleine Vionnet. Description: Magenta and fuchsia crepe a. Dress: Floor-length; fitted bodice; two panels forming sleeves and wrapping around waist; low round neck; V-back; bias-cut, circular skirt b. Wrap: Irregularly shaped; three-quarter length sleeves; turned-back cuffs; cowl neck; long wraps at waist c. Slip: Ivory crepe; bias-cut; floor-length; narrow flat self-straps; round neck d-e. Gloves: Violet crochet; elbow-length f. Purse: Self fabric; small pouch; rigid frame; silver chain handle

a-c. Madeleine Vionnet, French, 1876-1975, d-f. Unknown, (Designer).

Ensemble, Evening. ca. 1935, Image: 2006. Artstor,

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