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Orientalist caps, ca 1907 France
Walking suit, 1904 US, L’Art de la Mode
Russian duma, 1906
Does anyone know what “duma” means? It was in the title of this photograph. I’m assuming it means court. Empress Alexandra is the central figure.
Shoes, ca 1918 Paris, LACMA
Silk wedding corset, Met, early 1900s
Wool bathing corset, Met, ca. 1902
Royal Worchester Company corset, Met, ca. 1902
This corset was most likely maternity wear, due to its extra adjustability. The corset itself is constructed of four pieces, with extra sets of eyelets and lacing at back, and there are large elastic panels inserted at front. This would allow the wearer to use the corset for a majority of the maternity term, as the corset could easily loosen as the stomach expanded.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Court dress, ca 1900 Russia, the Met Museum
Yesterday’s project (as I didn’t have time today to finish the one I wanted to, I’ll have to post them separately): a “hip pad” - which is actually just more of a bustle pad - for under my c. 1903 corset which I am starting soon. And of course the lace and bows are required! Floofiness is necessary!