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Women Magazines History

Fashion Magazines History

Le Mercure Galant 1678
Lady's Magazine 1790
Lady's magazine 1821
Le Mercure Galant October 1678 : This is the first gazette to report on the fashion world. Le Mercure Galant was founded in 1672 by Jean Donneau de Visé. See the book of DeJean, Joan. The Essence of Style: How the French Invented Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafés, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour. New York: Free Press, 2005 ISBN 978-0-7432-6414-3

The Lady's Magazine, or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex, Appropriated Solely to Their Use and Amusement, (1770-1837) : copy of a plate from july 1790 issue.


Copy of the 1821 issue of The Lady's Magazine: This British fashion magazine was a big sucess and very influencial. The first color plates appeared in 1790. Published in London, monthly, printed by GGJ and J Robinson.

Le Cabinet des Modes 1785
Journal de la mode et du gout
Journl des dames et des modes
le Cabinet des Modes ou Les Modes Nouvelles 1785-1789 . That bimonthly magazine issued before the French revolution was edited to promote the French fashion troughout the world. There were three black and white engraving plates in each issue.
Journal de la Mode et du Gout: one of the fashion magazine published in France during the French revolution from 1790 to 1793. It contained color plates of costumes and precise description.

Le Journal des Dames et des modes was founded in Paris in 1797 by Sellèque and edited two years later .by M. de la Mésangère (1761-1831) . Pierre de la Mésangère was a Priest , former teacher of philosophy . It was an immediate success

Belle Assemblee
Journal des dames et des modes 1808 Until 1825 many plates were drawn by Horace Vernet (1789-1863) . Horace Vernet specialized in the painting of miltary scenes. He depicted immense, large scale Napoelonien battles
La Belle Assemblée or Bell's Court and Fashionable Magazine Addressed Particularly to the Ladies(1806-1868)
lady's home journal
Godey's Lady's Book (1830-1898) published by Louis A. Godey was the most successful women's magazine in the United States in the 1850's with a circulation around 150.000.
November 2,1867 Harper's Bazar
Edward Bok, one of the earliest editors of The Ladies Home Journal .
The Dilineator was published in The United States from 1873 to 1937 by the Butterick Publishing Company.
The Woman's Home Companion was one of the most popular at the turn of the century. It was first published as The Home in Cleveland in 1873. The magazine was sold to Crowell ( publisher of Farms & Fireside ) in 1885.
decoratif subject to be painted on silk 1927
cushion cover richelieu embroidery 1926
Journal des Demoiselles et Petit Courrier des Dames Réunis Modes de Paris Rue Drouot, 14