Thursday, August 18, 2011

Vintage French Ribbons & Trim

These gorgeous ribbons and trims are French. The trims have gold and silver metallic threads with a wonderful patina. These are from the late 1800s and still have the original paper wrap. The trim is from La Derniere Mode (Translated: The Latest Fashion). I do not know if there is a connection, but one of the earliest regularly published fashion magazines, La Dernière mode, Gazette du monde et de la Famille, was created in 1874 by French poet Stéphane Mallarmé.
The masthead from the La Derniere Mode magazine.

These cheerful green and red ribbons are from Novita, also made in France. 

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