Winterwear in Europeana Fashion

To face these cold winter days, nothing is better than to browse Europeana Fashion to discover how fashion keeps people comfortable in the warmest winter pieces.

Throughout the centuries furs of all types of animals were used to create clothing, not just to keep the wearer warm but also to reflect his or her status. However, since the 1980s-1990s faux furs are an alternative for real furs. Below is a selection of fur pieces from the 20th century, both in actual fur and faux fur. Discover more faux fur in Europeana Fashion or read about the history of fur on Fashion in Time.

madeleine vionnet paris les arts decoratif cape fur 1924 1920s europeana fashion

Madeleine Vionnet, cape in silk and ermine fur, 1924. Collection Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. All rights reserverd.


nordiska museet girl white fur 1940s europeana fashion gullers

Girl in white fur. Christmas celebration with family Lidén ,1943. Photo: Gullers, K. W. Collection Stiftelsen Nordiska museet CC-BY-NC-ND


bruce oldfield fur  mink coat dress europeana fashion victoria and albert museum

Silk velvet double-breasted coat-dress with mink collar, designed by Bruce Oldfield, Great Britain, 1986. Collection Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CC-BY-NC


paco rabanne 1980s 1998s les arts decoratifs paris europeana fashion

Ensemble in faux fur designed by Paco Rabanne, 1988. Collection Les Arts Décoratifs. All rights reserved.

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