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A Belle Epoque platinum, gold, enamel and diamond bow brooch, French, circa 1910. Designed in pink enamel with old mine and rose-cut diamond accents, in platinum and 18k yellow gold, the back with elegant foliate patterned engraving in yellow gold. 2.75 x 2 inches. #BelleÉpoque #brooch

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Cléo de Mérode, French dancer of the Belle époque. Beautiful woman & clothing.

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La Belle Époque: A period of time in history from the mid 1870s to World War I. It was characterized by a sense of optimism and peace.

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1900-1920 Cream silk chiffon with pale printed & flocked rose blossom clusters

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History of Boots and Women Who Love Them

This lace heeled bootie is an example of the footwear during the period. Belle epoque

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The industry's most prestigious fashion houses are currently celebrating haute couture week, but for the fashion world a century ago, every week was haute couture week. During the Belle Epoque, there was no such thing as an off-the-rack dress and clothes shopping was a luxury reserved for t

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A Belle Epoque brooch, Western Europe, circa 1900. A bow-shaped platinum brooch / pendant with old cut diamonds, and set with a large natural pearl in the center

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Literally "Beautiful Age". Name given in France to the period from roughly the end of the Franco-Prussian War (1871) to the start of World War 1 (1914), in which standards of living and security for the upper and middle classes increased, leading to it retrospectively being labelled as a golden age by them. Equates loosely to the “Gilded Age” of the USA, and can be used in reference to other western and central European countries for the same period and reasons (e.g. Germany).

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1910's Day dresses - lamp shade or tunic styles. An elongated top over a tight skirt. Large hat. Note the change from Gibson Girl fashion at the turn of the century. Art Nouveau slim, trailing gowns are coming in.

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Belle epoque Can't really call this my own style,but beautiful - I'd have loved to live then and wear this! :)

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