1890 Eugenia Huici de Errazuriz by Jacques Emile Blanche (private collection)

According to her Wikipedia article, "Eugenia Huici Arguedas de Errázuriz (15 September 1860 – 1951) was a Chilean patron of modernism and a style leader of Paris from 1880 into the 20th century, who paved the way for the modernist minimalist aesthetic that would be taken up in fashion by Coco Chanel. Her circle of friends and protégés included Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, Jean Cocteau, and the poet Blaise Cendrars. She was of Basque descent." Her dress is certainly unusual for 1890, or any other time and this background offers an explanation.

From xaxor.com/oil-paintings.

1890 Eugenia Huici de Errazuriz by Jacques Emile Blanche (private collection) From xaxor.com:oil-paintings:

Eugenia's dress is interesting because of the vertical lace strip that originates just beneath her partlet, the partlet, neckline ruff, and, especially, because it has no waistline.

Keywords:  1890, Blanche, Eugenia Errazuriz, Errazuriz family, straight coiffure, high neckline, neckline ruff, partlet, square neckline, lace, long tapered sleeves, cuffs, no waistline, close skirt, pleats, fan


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