Edwardian era and the Evolution of the Belle Epoque.
Art Nouveau style continues. Art Nouveau established in Germany as the Jugendstil and in Russia as the "Modern style". Secession movement in Viena under the leadership of Gustav Klimpt influenced by Art Nouveau aesthetics.
Leading fashion houses of the 1900s:
Paul Poiret, Jean Paquin, Mariano Fortuny, Maison Redfern, The House of Worth.
Cultural highlights of the first decade of the twentieth century:
- Fashionable dances of the 1900s: tango, waltz.
- Popular music of the 1900s: ragtime.
- Most influential new art movements: Fauvism, analytical cubism