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Day dress, French, ca. 1875. Silk rep. From Alexandre Vassiliev's collection. Photo credits: top, Sherila, LiveInternet.ru; lower left, unknown; lower right, Lena GM.

Day dress, French, ca. 1875. Silk rep. From Alexandre Vassiliev's collection. Photo credits: top, Sherila, LiveInternet.ru; lower left, unknown; lower right, Lena GM.

Evening Dress c. 1850-India?, White mullin; mullin on silk satin for bodice; floral motif embroidered with jewel beetle elytra and gold thread; matching shawl. (from Kyoto Costume Institute)

Evening Dress c. 1850-India?, White mullin; mullin on silk satin for bodice; floral motif embroidered with jewel beetle elytra and gold thread; matching shawl. (from Kyoto Costume Institute)

Dress, European, ca. 1885. Cotton plain weave with cotton cutwork embroidery (broderie anglaise) & cotton needle lace. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rebecca Thelin/Flickr, and thecourtesanblue/Flickr

Dress, European, ca. 1885. Cotton plain weave with cotton cutwork embroidery (broderie anglaise) & cotton needle lace. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rebecca Thelin/Flickr, and thecourtesanblue/Flickr

Two-piece day ensemble in beige, pale green, & purple, North American, ca. 1882-85. Cotton, wool, silk. Fawn wool bodice cut in “tailor-made...

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Two-piece day ensemble in beige, pale green, & purple, North American, ca. 1882-85. Cotton, wool, silk. Fawn wool bodice cut in “tailor-made” style, tightly fitted with center front button closure,...

#Embellished #gorgeousness! French gown, 2-piece ensemble of faun velvet lavishly tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar & bodice appliques, matching bonnet w/ lining stamped in gold "A. Felix Brevete 15 Faub. St. Honore Paris" From upcoming @Augusta Hamilton Auctions Historic and Vintage fashion  November 13, 2013 - NYC

#Embellished #gorgeousness! French gown, 2-piece ensemble of faun velvet lavishly tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar & bodice appliques, matching bonnet w/ lining stamped in gold "A. Felix Brevete 15 Faub. St. Honore Paris" From upcoming @Augusta Hamilton Auctions Historic and Vintage fashion November 13, 2013 - NYC

Lavender boots, 1860s Bata Shoe Museum

Toxic dyes and mercury-laced hats: Exhibit looks at the dark side of fashion

Toxic dyes, mercury-laced hats, constricting footwear. A new exhibition at Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum examines the dangers of wearing and making clothes. As Nichole Jankowski reports, fashion has always had a dark side

1820-1840 Ladies' bag of white moiré silk embroidered in colored silks. Shape is five-sided, flat, with a scalloped top. Borders of flower wreaths. Embroidered on one side with a greyhound and with a long-tailed bird on the other. Worked as two separate panels, joined. Lined in pale blue taffeta. Blue and white silk cord.

Purse (France), 1820–40

Ladies' bag of white moiré silk embroidered in colored silks. Shape is five-sided, flat, with a scalloped top. Borders of flower wreaths. Embroidered on one side with a greyhound and with a long-tailed bird on the other. Worked as two separate panels, joined. Lined in pale blue taffeta. Blue and white silk cord.

Beautiful 1832 ball gown fashion plate via @LACMA

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“Rare to see such a bold floral pattern in this era! Beautiful 1832 ball gown fashion plate via @LACMA #fashionhistory”

Skating ensemble, 1863–67. British. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 1980 (1980.72.1a, b) #olympics #iceskating

Skating ensemble | British | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sanguine in winter and vivid in the snow and ice-filled landscape, a skating ensemble cuts a colorful figure for the season. Of a recreation possible in nature only in winter, the skater is a friendly and familiar Currier and Ives avatar of the season

Detail of ivory and green striped dress, American, ca. 1868, KSUM 1983.1.37 ab.

1983.001.0037 a-c - Dress

Detail of ivory and green striped dress, American, ca. 1868, KSUM 1983.1.37 ab.

Blue taffeta afternoon dress with cashmere shawl, American, 1860s. Collection of the Kent State University Museum, 1995.17.52ab  (dress) and 1983.1.1545 (shawl) Photograph by Joanne Arnett, 2012.

Blue taffeta afternoon dress with cashmere shawl, American, 1860s. Collection of the Kent State University Museum, 1995.17.52ab (dress) and 1983.1.1545 (shawl) Photograph by Joanne Arnett, 2012.

Moiré silk taffeta dress worn with shawl of Brussels lace, 1850s, KSUM 1983.1.62 (dress) and 1983.1.2288 (shawl).

Moiré silk taffeta dress worn with shawl of Brussels lace, 1850s, KSUM 1983.1.62 (dress) and 1983.1.2288 (shawl).

Evening dress, E. Pingat et Cie, ca. 1863; MMA

Emile Pingat (1820-1901)

For various reasons, certain designers have stuck in the collective consciousness as being the single greatest creative minds of their times. Gabriel…

Iridescent, vibrant!  Peacock feather muff LINED with white ermine 1860 - 1870 Musée Galliera

Iridescent, vibrant! Peacock feather muff LINED with white ermine 1860 - 1870 Musée Galliera