Feminine Elegance: Fortnightly Fashion Review, Number 9

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Eleganze femminili: rivista quindicinale di mode (Feminine elegance: fortnightly fashion review) was an Italian fashion magazine, published from January to May 1911, which was sold by subscription in Italy and abroad. In addition to presenting the latest fashions by the most famous designers in Paris, London, and Vienna, Eleganze femminili reported on social occasions in high society and included articles on etiquette, women’s interests, art, and the history of fashion throughout the centuries. It also offered readers the chance to obtain muslin or paper patterns of the designs shown in the magazine, and in fact advertised itself as being “a magazine for practical fashion that will enable anyone to make their own clothes.” The cover of this issue features an elegant tea gown. Inside, the debate launched in a previous issue about pants for women continues. More importantly, a note from the publisher reminds subscribers to pay their dues and complains about those in arrears. The note is an indication of the financial difficulties that the magazine was starting to experience and that eventually led to its demise.

Last updated: July 8, 2014