Interestingly there was no “Eugenian” fashion era…

.. even though Queen Victoria of England, for whom the fashion eras from the start of her reign in 1837 until her death in 1902 was the namesake, was good friends with Eugenie of France (Empress, then wife of the President through France’s changing political structure).

Eugenie and her key Parisian designer – Charles Worth (and others) were responsible for creating the concepts, although Victoria is credited with the marketing and spread of fashion, especially to American women.  (see earlier blogs about Eugenie and Worth).

(Painting:  Queen Victoria visits Eugenie and her husband Napoleon III in France)