The Longchamp racecourse is situated in the Bois de Boulogne on the banks of the Seine River, in Paris, France. The first Longchamp race meeting was held in 1857.
With the first real fashion shows organized in the 1910s, the new century hailed Paris as the fashion capital of the world. And couturiers routinely sent models wearing their latest designs to the racecourse
For instance, as women enjoyed more social freedom, corsets — metaphorically and literally restricting — were changing in function from shaping the body to supporting it. And following the 1910 performance of "Scheherazade" by the Ballets Russes in Paris, a fashion mania for oriental styles was born. Read more...More about Fashion, Style, Photography, Features, and France
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