Set of fashion plates and catalogues from 'Chic Parisien' magazine, with designs by Majorie Steele.
'Chic Parisien' designs by Majorie Steele
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- ReferenceGB 3071 F/016
- Dates of Creation1920s-1940s
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description20 items
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Nothing is known about Marjorie Steele. As the Victoria and Albert Museum notes: "many hundreds of now-anonymous dressmakers and designers ... existed in towns and cities across the country until the middle of the 20th century mass-market ready-to-wear clothing came to dominate fashion" (source: http://www.vam.ac.uk/users/node/9124)
Atelier Bachwitz was a fashion publishing company founded by Arnold Bachwitz (1854-1930). The company published over 50 fashion magazines, of which 'Chic Parisien' was the most popular, influencing global trends. The company was based in Vienna. Their headquarters on Lőwengasse were designed by Anton and Josef Drexler in 1908 and are now the premises of the Palais des Beaux Arts. The magazine was printed by Josef Eberle. After Arnold's death his widow Rosine continued the business until it was seized by the Nazi Party. She and her daughter were both killed in Theresienstadt concentration camp.
Conditions Governing Access
Open and available for access. Please contact the De Montfort University Archive to make an appointment.
The plates were used in the Library as a teaching and learning resource for fashion studies, before being moved to the Archive for permanent preservation.
Catalogued by Janette Ratcliffe, June 2016.
Conditions Governing Use
Photography is permitted by private researchers. However the copyright originates with the original magazine.
The alternative reference for this collection was A14/005