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by Archaeology Newsroom

Women, Fashion, Clothing in the Late Nineteenth-Century Athenian Press

The research on the fashion of women’s clothing in the late nineteenth-century Athens is based on the articles published m the issues of newspapers and magazines that have been preserved in the Greek Literary and Historical Archive. Thus, the tendencies of the fashion of the period and also the likes and dislikes of the Athenian women, who adored the French vogue, are fully described, while the famous dressmakers of the time, Athenians and Parisians, as well as the fashionable textiles, designs and colors in the succession of seasons and years are introduced. Furthermore, the dresses in fashion are thoroughly described and their sewing patterns, published in quite many cases in the nineteenth-century Athenian press, are presented.