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That this period of modern smartness should be an adaptation from the darkness of a buried age, and should breathe an essence of Egyptian grace, Grecian leisure and Roman luxury, is a revelation that seems at once unique and great. And yet, would "milady" but stop to consider, she would realize that this fact is not indeed so unusual nor so extraordinary. For, even tho the quaint frock of simple line, with the lotus-flower design, and the lovely evening wrap with its Grecian drapes which she purchased from Madame, and the quaint strapped pumps of gold brocade, seem strange and fascinating, they are in reality only an expression of the influence ancient art and historic decoration have had for all time upon artistic development.
"Historic Costume the Mother of Modern Vogue,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 3
, Article 6.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol3/iss10/6