Eleganze femminili: rivista quindicinale di mode (Feminine elegance: fortnightly fashion review) was an Italian fashion magazine, published from January to May 1911, which was sold by subscription in Italy and abroad. In addition to presenting the latest fashions by the most famous designers in Paris, London, and Vienna, Eleganze femminili reported on social occasions in high society and included articles on etiquette, women’s interests, art, and the history of fashion throughout the centuries. It also offered readers the chance to obtain muslin or paper patterns of the designs shown in the magazine, and in fact advertised itself as being “a magazine for practical fashion that will enable anyone to make their own clothes.” The third issue praises Rome and its female inhabitants, who are said to be beautifying the city by embracing modernity, progress, and the latest fashion trends, defined as the condition “of modernity sine qua non.” The cover shows a model wearing a design of the Amiconi couture house.
Place: Europe; Austria; Vienna; Europe; France; Île-de-France; Paris; Europe; Italy; Europe; Italy; Lazio; Rome; Europe; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; England; London
Institution: Alessandrina Library