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Chorus girls, 1929
Oh David, I love you but fashion design doesn’t seem to be amongst your talents.
French Republican legislators costume designed by David.
I thought this would be interesting… I was going along on the internet trying to find mix and match 1860s, and this is what I found. I’ve never seen anything like this, and if anyone has pictures of similar mix and match let me know. 1860s quilted skirt and a bodice with bows both in silk. I encourage you to go to the website because there are more pictures to be seen there: http://www.victorianelegance.com/1800.html
Evening Dress, ca. 1917/20, Costume Institute.
Charles James (one of the very best, in my humble, fashion-loving opinion) Evening Gown, Met Museum, 1936
18th Century Ring ‘Giardinetto’ yellow gold and silver, set with pink, emerald, ruby and a small sapphire.
Tajan, Jewelry, Paris, Oct 19th
I’ll end here with one of my favorite Worth gowns.
“A superb example of dressmaking from the House of Worth, this dress exhibits the aesthetic of the last years of the nineteenth century. The fashionable reverse S-curve silhouette of the dress and the dramatic scroll pattern of the textile reflect the influence of the Art Nouveau movement. The striking graphic juxtaposition of the black velvet on an ivory satin ground creates the illusion of ironwork, with curving tendrils emphasizing the fashionable shape of the garment. In order to achieve this effect, the textile was woven à la disposition, with the intent that each piece would become a specific part of the dress. With this technique, the design of the fabric is intrinsic to the design of the dress.”
Evening dress ca. 1907
From the Nordiska Museet
“Smith College student w. curlers in her hair gets a last-minute gown adjustment fr. her friend who is sewing flowers to her gown in preparation for the school’s Supper Dance.”
Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1937.
1860s girls dress in a silk plaid. Isn’t just so cute! Short sleeves and a high neckline. I kind of want one. It’s like the 1860s t-shirt. It seems a little counter-intuitive, don’t you think?