Early Fashion Prints

  • 16 Jan 2012
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The early 19th century was the period of beautiful coloured prints of mens and women's fashions. Before 1830, full size paper patterns could be brought at milliners and dressmakers for £1 a set. Foreign fashions were the vogue and flooded in to such an extent that Queen Adelaide, in 1830, promoted a 'Buy British Campaigne', and banned all French fashions from Court. The first fashion magazine, The World of Fashion, with paper patterns, came out in 1850.