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M. Felix
Paris, France

Victorian Ladies' Fashions

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Felix's costumes, which are the most radical known, are adopted by the Royalty of Europe, the Theater Francais, and the Vaudeville, and Americans.

1884: When Sarah Bernhardt came to the American stage, Felix designed her stage costumes.

1896: Clients:

  • S.M. La Reine d'Italie.
  • S.M. La Reine Marie Dona Pia.
  • S.A. J. Contesse d'Eu.
  • Les Princesses de Bulgarie.
  • Les Princesses Lobanoff.
  • Radziwill & Obolinsky, de la cour de Russie.
  • La Princesse de Chimay
  • La Duchesse de Maillé
  • La Duchesse d'Uzes
  • La Duchesse de Luyness
  • La Countesse de la Rochefoucault
  • La Vicomtesse de Greffulhe
  • La Duchesse de la Torre
  • Madam Sarah Bernhardt
  • Miss Ada Rehan, et au Théatre Francis du Vaudeville
  • 1900: The Paris Exposition Committee granted Felix the sole concession to erect a building on the grounds, and there display a history of Women's Costume, showing all the epochs of dress from ancient days to the present.


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    Marshall Field's Catalog
    1896


    Marshall Field's Catalog
    1896


    Marshall Field's Catalog
    1896


    Denver Dry Goods Catalog
    1896





    Article Bibliographical Information:

  • Marshall Field & Co.: Illustrated Catalogue: Jewelry & Fashions. Chicago, Illinois, 1896.

  • "Coming Styles Designed by the Great Costumers of Europe." The Denver Dry Goods, Co. Catalog, Rand, McNally & Co.: Chicago, Ill. Fall and Winter Edition, 1896.

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