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The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
The House of Doucet was founded in 1816 as a lace and bonnet mercantile. Around 1877 the grandson of the founders, Jacques Doucet (1853-1929), transformed the business into a couture house. Doucet was greatly influenced by his collection of 18th century art and his designs often reflected the Romantic Age in his use of laces, ribbons, and flounces.
The Maison Doucet was one of the best known and most highly respected couture houses of late 19th century and early 20th century Paris. It was also a training ground for two other 20th century greats – Poiret and Vionnet. The House of Doucet merged with Doeuillett in 1927.
Written by fuzzylizzie
Courtesy of Ruth Baza
Courtesy of Hollis Jenkins-Evans
from an 1890s cape
from a c 1902-1904 bodice