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Dr Kate Strasdin 46m
The enduring appeal of leopard print in fashion and here the earliest example I have seen. This mid- court gown currently on display in the exhibition has leopard print bows. One fierce lady......
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Lauren Deutsch Sep 17
Today's is a 1925 French flapper dress. It is so sweet with its peach silk background and beaded floral pattern. It goes against the idea of the dangerous, subversive, sexy flapper of the 1920s.
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Lauren Deutsch 13h
This week's is a 1765 Robe a la Francaise. Today, I learned that the pleated folds on the sides of the stomacher (the robings) were made from the back pleats' access fabric. They could then be stuffed with wool to give them volume!
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Dr Kate Strasdin Sep 15
Patterned had become all the rage by the , replacing the plainer examples earlier in the . The cloudy greys of this silk corset swirl like smoke in a bottle.....
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Alexandra Thelin Blackowski Sep 13
Researching the color red a lot lately. Basically, I'm in love with cochineal, the little bug that when dried & ground up, gives off a bright red color full of carminic acid. Its history even includes pirates stealing cargo to obtain it!
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Dr Kate Strasdin Sep 17
The ingenious-ness of dress construction is captured beautifully here in a silk reception dress, trembling with little catkins of . The stomacher unhooks asymmetrically to reveal the centrally buttoned bodice.....
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Dr Kate Strasdin Sep 18
Views of a mint and rose silk robe a la polonaise that give some idea of the configuration of loops and buttons, the inner workings of the garment that create the raised silhouette of the skirt
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Lynn Heiden 4h
Saturday Pic I love this postcard photo of a beautiful Bride on her day😍💒🌸 A simple outfit but so lovely😍date I think late 1910’s so times were hard in era, would love to know who she was & was the Groom a soldier🤔
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Lauren Deutsch Sep 16
This week's is a 1908-11 visiting dress and jacket. The jacket is a masterpiece. On the sides, it has latticework and wood covered tassels, as well as the silk taffeta rope cording and crocheted cotton thread and gold embroidery of the dress.
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The Met: Costume Institute 1h
Afternoon dress by House of Lanvin
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Dr Kate Strasdin Sep 18
Tomorrow I am really looking forward to seeing the two current exhibitions IN REAL LIFE. For once I am not just sighing at them from afar. This red satin cocktail dress appears in the show......
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Dr Kate Strasdin Sep 15
A playful cotton patio set created by De De Johnson, comprising blouse, skirt and currently hidden shorts. The printed motif helpfully illustrates patio furniture on which you should lounge in your eponymous ensemble
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Lauren Deutsch Sep 13
This week's is a c. 1810 court dress. It is thought to have been worn by Empress Josephine, However, it is not in her measurements, which suggests that she gave it to someone else when she tired of it. But who would never not want it?
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Lynn Heiden Sep 14
New Blog. Such a lovely week for me😊 More family old photos returned to their families!
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Grace Hickey Waye-Harris Sep 18
Finally got my hands on a copy of this bad boy! ❤️🤓 📖
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Dr Kate Strasdin Sep 14
Royal blue silk sits as the background to rows of like flowers that march across the silk of an early dress. The silhouette has been drawn in a black silk trim that finishes with a flourish of silk bow at the bodice
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Dr Kate Strasdin Sep 14
This is a dress invested with some drama. The heroine is confronted in the corridor of a creaky hostelry by a pale faced patroness in a whispering black and teal silk dress......Mid
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VINCENT ORTANEZ Sep 19
"Coming soon @ THE LIVING ARTS CENTRE | The Historical Curator's touch!" , & .
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Lynn Heiden Sep 19
Thursday Pic One of my favourites today from my collection 😍 Cabinet Card from a photographer in Three gentlemen & three lady’s all dressed so beautifully & I love those hats😍👒👒👒🌸
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Lynn Heiden Sep 19
Friday Pic A bit of fun for Friday!😃 This lovely lady wearing a type of poirot clown🤡costume. Wonder if it’s a theatre costume or fancy dress & what colour do you think🤔 Photo taken by photographer 🤡
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