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Charles Frederick Worth Evening Ensemble, Met Museum, c. 1862-65. Isn’t that lovely?
Ball gown, MFA Boston, c. 1860
Silk moiré ballgown with metallic gold appliquéd hem border, c.1860. From the Vintage Textile.
Court dress, V&A, c. 1860-65.
Helpful revenge, but still revenge.
Evening dress, 1805-09
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art
heinrichagrippa asked: I have a question, and I hope you can answer because I'm pulling my hair out trying to find the name of a certain hat from the late 15th/early 16 centuries. I can't link anything in an ask, but if you Google image search Heinrich Agrippa there are tons of pictures of him wearing a flat cap with a strap under the chin. I've looked up fashion from that time period on Wikipedia and other sites but can't find a thing. (Love the blog, by the way!)
Oh hey, Agrippa!
My medieval pro friend thinks that it is a flat cap layered on top of a coif, and I agree!
randgris asked: hi, i was wondering if you could tell me why ELEONORA DI TOLEDO’S FUNERAL DRESS is brown on some parts. is it blood or something? your blog is great! very authentic! i'd like to see some fashion arround 1500!
That’s just the effect of hundreds of years of aging - the fabric decomposes and oxidizes and that dulls and darkens the colors.