Ballgown ca. 1865. "The straw embroidery on this dress makes it particularly spectacular worn over a crinoline," says Europeana blog about photo (by Christa Losta), from the Vienna Museum.
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Evening dress, Worth, 1885-1886. Scarlet silk damask in chrysanthemum pattern; blood red satin; 18th-century cream bobbin lace; red ostrich feathers. The innovative use of modular components is particularly apparent here. Worth's popular contoured bodice is a focal feature, playfully accented by his use of contrasting, asymmetrical shoulders. The combination of blood red satin and scarlet damask is slenderizing. The Museum of the City of New York's site has more interesting info on this…
Dress, British, ca. 1880. Two or three pieces (bodice, skirt, collar which may or may not be attached to bodice). Silk grosgrain figured with roses, trimmed with lace & satin ribbon. Asymmetrical skirt is unusual in a late bustle-style garment. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo
fuckyeahvictorians: “ dessertfox: “ driftingfocus: “ aleyma: “ French evening dress with swing motif, c.1850-55 (via). “ “This evening dress of about 1850, with its bodice deeply pointed at the waist,...
L. Perchellet | Evening slippers | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
While Paris was the undisputed capital of fashion in the 19th century, regional and national variations have always been an important aspect of western fashion history. This pair of classic evening pumps illustrates the French taste in the 1890s for a very short and tight vamp and high toe spring (up curve of the sole)
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In Hindu mythology, Shiva is traditionally depicted wearing leopard or tiger skins. Adoration of Shiva, Himachal Pradesh, Nadpur, India, 1696 Shiva, 1730-1740 Lord Shiva Dancing, 18th century Dance of...
Wedding gown ca. 1880s. Ecru silk with boned, pleated V-neck trimmed with Belgian lace, self-bows at shoulders, and pleated sheer striped short sleeves. Front closure with self-buttons. Skirt has angled pleats fanning out from left side over double band of pleats at hem and left side vertical pleats with band of ruching. Skirt gathers in back and has bustle. adtjmd/ebay