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1820-1835 La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat 1884-6. Art Institute Chicago. This later bustle fashion was very molded to the body, and the heavy corset gave an armor-like rigidity to the silhouette. This particular image was a cartoon character drawn by the American artist Charles Dana Gibson. For twenty years, he satirized society with his image of 'The New Woman,' who was competitive, sporty and emancipated as well as beautiful.
These fashion images from magazines and catalogues of the era are very representative of the styling of clothes people wore in the mid-1920s and 1940s.
Gustav Klimt: Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, 1907 Julianne Moore Harper’s Bazaar 2008 Egon Schiele: Seated Woman with Bent Knee
References: Gerding, Gretchen (2008, April 11). Ajoy Sarkar Investigates the Properties of Bamboo Fabrics. Colorado State University. Retrieved August 8, 2008 from http://www.cahs.colostate.edu/news/item/?ID=550. Larocca, Amy (2008, May 8). Julianne Moore: Portrait of a Lady. Retrieved July 21, 2008 from http://www.harpersbazaar.com/magazine/cover/julianne-moore-lookbook-0508. Reddy, Sameer. (2008, June 3). Getting Dressed. Newsweek. Retrieved from Newsweek Online. www/newsweek/cp,od139816. http://www.sunsafe.com/fabrics.cfm retrieved July 21, 2008. Thomas, Pauline Weston. (2003) Fashion Illustrations: Fashion Drawing Figure Templates.