Feminine Elegance: Fortnightly Fashion Review, Number 7


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.” This seventh number, published in early April, enthusiastically welcomes the new season with its airier fashions, which it associates with spring and natural regeneration. The issue is also filled with articles about the style known as jupe-culotte, or divided skirt, a recent fashion trend that seemed shocking to many at the time.

Last updated: January 8, 2018