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