Falbalas & Fanfreluches

DSCF1288 DSCF1289 DSCF1290 DSCF1291 DSCF1292 DSCF1293 DSCF1294 DSCF1295

The Library holds the fourth year of Georges Barbier’s Falbalas & fanfreluches almanac, published by Meynial in Paris in 1925. ‘Frills & flounces’ was published annually from 1922-1926. Each issue contained a diary and notes pages, with an introductory essay on the fashions of the days by well-known writers. Printed in photogravure and hand-coloured in stencil and watercolour on woven paper, each almanac contained 12 plates, one for each month. Fashionable Parisien ladies would consult the almanac each year for guidance on what would be fashionable for the following season.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s