Dancing into the 20th Century

 

PorcelainDancersThese porcelain dancers from the Paris 1900 Exhibit, in the Petit Palais of Paris in 2014, epitomize the ideals of beauty of the period:  slender, tall, and above all, in graceful motion. The corseted and bustled female form was gone; in its place was a slender silhouette, able to move about the world with new freedom.

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Fashionable women of the period cultivated similar ideals as they went about their daily lives. The corseted and bustled female form was gone; in its place was a slender silhouette, perfect for the modern woman.

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Coming or going, the fashionable woman of 1900 exuded femininity and grace.

One thought on “Dancing into the 20th Century

  1. sueleonardCFS

    Haven’t checked in on your blog for a bit – time to play catchup. Love these porcelain dancers. Must have felt good for women to “loosen up” their garb!

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