The best tailors and modistes in the country make her things.
Nature has done nothing for them, their modistes all that is possible.
The women weren't just crazy about the hats and the modistes wouldn't look at them.
All the colours of the rainbow, materialised by modistes, were there.
She took a lesson from the New York modistes, and wore trailing black gowns.
The French modistes of that day called this formidable head-gear bonnet à la Syrienne.
But women of fashion accept without question the dictum of their modistes.
It pretty near ruined him, coming after the modistes had been piling everything they could buy on top of their hats.
To her, as to an equal and intimate, she displayed her expert knowledge of shops and modistes, of "people" and their stories.
The daughter of Estrada-Rosa was resplendent in a most elegant dress from one of the first modistes of Paris.