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Corset, 1860-90

    500 followers! THANK YOU!

    Corset, 1860-90


  • #extant      #19th century      #victorian      #corset      #1860s      #1870s      #1880s      #lingerie      #undergarment      




    May 23, 2010

    3 years ago





  • lisztomania:

futurisms | thedoppelganger | rosemarygeorge | lafuguedantoine | bohemea

Cate Blanchett by Irving Penn, 2007
Cate wears a gown designed by Nicolas Ghesquière based on the costume Blanchett wears in the final scene of Elizabeth.

    lisztomania:

    futurisms | thedoppelganger | rosemarygeorge | lafuguedantoine | bohemea

    Cate Blanchett by Irving Penn, 2007

    Cate wears a gown designed by Nicolas Ghesquière based on the costume Blanchett wears in the final scene of Elizabeth.

  • #16th century      #movie still      #elizabeth I      




    3 years ago





  • Two fashionable young ladies at the Ascot races, 1928

    Two fashionable young ladies at the Ascot races, 1928


  • #20th century      #photograph      #1920s      #flapper      




    May 22, 2010

    3 years ago





  • avanishedtime:

Photograph by Norman Parkinson

1950s?

    avanishedtime:

    Photograph by Norman Parkinson

    1950s?


  • #photograph      #20th century      #1950s      #evening gown      




    May 21, 2010

    3 years ago





  • This is the cape worn by the Elling Woman. After the analysis of her body, her death was approximated around the year of 280 B.C.
Below you can see in detail her woven belt:

    This is the cape worn by the Elling Woman. After the analysis of her body, her death was approximated around the year of 280 B.C.

    Below you can see in detail her woven belt:


  • #extant      #bc era      




    3 years ago








  • In 1879 archeologists found the Huldremose Woman whose body was exceptionally well-preserved together with this piece of clothing. It is probably almost 2000 years old and consists of a checked woollen skirt, a checked woollen scarf and two skin capes. The long period in the water of the bog has turned the clothes brown. Colour analysis has shown that originally the skirt was blue and the scarf was a red colour.

    (you can’t see the pictures from your dashboards so visit the homepage)


  • #bc era      #extant      




    3 years ago





  • miss-mary-quite-contrary asked: hey and while we are all making demands of you....:)
    have you ever found pics/scans of realllly old fabric/textiles/hides/beadwork....i'm talkin' pre-AD caveman or mummy stuff....?

    Well it’s very difficult for fabrics or textiles to be preserved for such a long time… perhaps papyrus stuff can survive? I’m not sure that’s what you’re looking for. Anyway I’ll do a bit of research about hides and beads and I’ll let you know!

    I have to admit I never looked so far back in time because I didn’t believe I’d find anything interesting. But you caught my attention now :) This will be fun!




  • May 20, 2010

    3 years ago





  • lauramoodley asked: hey, all periods of time are interesting from a fashion viewpoint, so i would not complain if you posted earlier styles :) & as many corsets as you can, i loooove them!

    www.lauramoodley.com

    I was actually planning to post some corsets soonish. But since we all love them so much, I thought I’d keep them for special occasions. If they pop up here too frequently, we will get bored of them, right?




  • 3 years ago





  • unejouissance asked: please please please post more clothing from before 1700!!!

    Alright, I will start searching since I really don’t have any pictures of Renaissance or Middle Ages lying around my fashion folder. I hope I find something pretty :)

    If anyone has requests just ask and I will do my best to oblige.




  • 3 years ago





  • avanishedtime:

Lee Miller by Edward Steichen

1928

    avanishedtime:

    Lee Miller by Edward Steichen

    1928


  • #20th century      #photograph      #1920s      #flapper      #evening gown      




    3 years ago





  • Evening dress, 1888 (+lots of pictures)

    Evening dress, 1888
    (+lots of pictures)










  • #extant      #19th century      #victorian      #1880s      #evening gown      #bustle dress      




    3 years ago





  • yeoldefashion:

Here is an incredibly rare extant silk gown, the type which would be worn over a jacket and petticoat, from between 1610 and 1615. The gown has a built in attachment designed for the support of the huge lace collars of the period.
As far as I’m aware this is one of the earliest surviving gowns in the world.

Well I’m usually not too interested in pre-1700 fashion but this gown is pretty impressive! I wish I could see its front.
I’m not too sure about its being the earliest extant gowns… I think I saw one ensemble from the 16th century on the Met Museum’s site. Perhaps that can’t be considered a gown? I don’t really know.
Anyway, from now on would you like me to post garments from before 1700 as well? Or are you satisfied with the eras I usually post about?

    yeoldefashion:

    Here is an incredibly rare extant silk gown, the type which would be worn over a jacket and petticoat, from between 1610 and 1615. The gown has a built in attachment designed for the support of the huge lace collars of the period.

    As far as I’m aware this is one of the earliest surviving gowns in the world.

    Well I’m usually not too interested in pre-1700 fashion but this gown is pretty impressive! I wish I could see its front.

    I’m not too sure about its being the earliest extant gowns… I think I saw one ensemble from the 16th century on the Met Museum’s site. Perhaps that can’t be considered a gown? I don’t really know.

    Anyway, from now on would you like me to post garments from before 1700 as well? Or are you satisfied with the eras I usually post about?


  • #extant      #17th century      




    3 years ago





  • Gaming purse, 1690–1710

    Gaming purse, 1690–1710


  • #17th century      #accessory      #extant      




    May 19, 2010

    3 years ago





  • Afternoon Dress 1900-1903
This would be suitable for afternoon  events, such as the races and other promenade activities.

    Afternoon Dress 1900-1903

    This would be suitable for afternoon events, such as the races and other promenade activities.


  • #extant      #20th century      #1900s      #edwardian      #turn of the century      #lace      #afternoon dress      




    3 years ago





  • fuckyeahhistoricalhotties:

theniftyfifties:
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, 1953.
I know, I know. The first Catholic First Lady is at the top of everyone’s historical crushes list. But she looks positively radiant in this picture.

    fuckyeahhistoricalhotties:

    theniftyfifties:

    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, 1953.

    I know, I know. The first Catholic First Lady is at the top of everyone’s historical crushes list. But she looks positively radiant in this picture.


  • #20th century      #photograph      #1950s      #wedding dress      




    3 years ago





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