“Summer chic”
Fashion and fantaisies at Ussé

Organdi, silk, baptist, linon, Indian muslin and cotton: these textures breathe the lightness of hot and sunny summers.

Since the dawn of time and until today, the seasons have forced the human being to adapt his outfits. Elegant women have not deviated from the rule, and the great designers have helped them greatly. Some high-end houses, such as Lucien Lelong, Madeleine Vionnet, Jean Patou and many others, have even made one of their specialty.

If today the summer toilets denude often the body, at other times even recent enough the supports and the constraints are always present. Summer and winter we kept corsets, petticoats, turns and baskets underneath, big shoes, capelines, hoods and shawls above.

Even in the heat of summer, whatever the cost, stay “chic”!

But an outfit is nothing without accessories?

At this time of the year, the wide brim hat is more that an accessory to protect from the hot sun. Small bags, pockets or umbrellas are frequent as they must be in harmony with the outfit.

Exposition réalisée par Mr Thierry Grassat,  photos Ⓒ Alexandra Caban

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The Dungeon

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