Edwardian Beauty – on Stage and in Film

By | August 14th, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

As the 20th century unfolded and the Edwardian era began, fashion was changing and so was the image of the 'ideal woman.' There are many attractive women from the era who thoroughly represented the vision of Edwardian beauty. We've touched on the lives of Evelyn Nesbit and Lily Elsie, two of the most beautiful and [...]

The Gibson Girl: New Ideal for a New Century

By | April 2nd, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

by Donna Klein   How Charles Gibson created the Ideal Woman   Women were in the forefront of societal change during the last decade of the 19th century. The woman of the 1890s was athletic, independent, and educated (thanks to recent access to higher education). She was on the cusp; coming into her own.  Some women [...]

Evelyn Nesbit – Super Model, Sex-Goddess, and Bona-fide Celebrity

By | January 8th, 2016|Categories: Edwardian Era, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Donna Klein   Long before Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, there was Evelyn Nesbit, who is considered to be America's first super model. But, how did she attain this status and that of sex-goddess?   Evelyn Nesbit's Meteoric Rise to Celebrity and Stardom   Her story begins in Philadelphia. She was discovered at the age [...]