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The Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels
Tempera on panel
One panel of the Melun Diptych, currently in the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.
I love seeing princess seams in medieval art! It’s so rare :3
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Women and bonnets, England, 1860.
Courtesy the NYPL.
Dress ca. 1795-1797 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Cotton Dress | c. 1870s
Portrait of a Lady in Turkish Fancy Dress, circa 1790, by Jean-Baptiste Greuze (France, Tournus, 1725 - 1805)
Evening Gown | House of Worth | c. 1910
Mainbocher Evening Dress | Metropolitan Museum | c. 1947
Simplicity at its best! I adore Mainbocher.
Afternoon Dress | c. 1853
Hi, I didn’t ask the question, but I love to see the women’s waist coats. I was wondering what ‘stays’ are. I love looking at your blog!
Stays was the pre-Victorian word for a corset. More fully, they are called “a pair of stays”, because they were originally cut in two parts. Even the Regency support garments were called stays! Not until the body started looking like what we think of as Victorian - the hourglass figure helped along by the corset we all know - did they have a name change. I’m not entirely sure why, although now that I think about it, that is something I would love to research! If I ever find out in the future, I’ll be sure to let you all know :)
Here are some examples of stays:
From Kyoto Institute, 1819